Arlington - a new play by ENDA WALSH

Category: Reviews


Review – The New York Times

Ben Brantley on Arlington: ‘this riveting fever dream of a play … some of the most sophisticated visual and sound effects on display in New York … bravura performances … dazzling video montage’ Read the full review here 

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Review – Vogue

‘a beautiful play… gorgeous choreography is by Emma Martin… 20 minutes of movement by Oona Doherty that are likely to take your breath away.’ Read the full review here. 

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Review – The Arts Review

‘Hugh O’Conor’s nervous wreck with a big heart is an absolute joy … Charlie Murphy is simply astonishing … Oona Doherty is utterly exhilarating … an utterly unforgettable experience’ Read the full review here.

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Review – Sunday Business Post

★★★★  ’What is new and fresh about Arlington is the way in which Walsh harnesses a variety of different tools to create his world … this is theatre as Total Theatre. Theatre as true collaboration’ Written by Sara Keating for the…

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Review – Sunday Business Post

★★★★      ‘a more openly avant-garde piece than some of [Walsh’s] previous creations … Isla (winningly played by Charlie Murphy) … a gorgeous sequence from dancer Oona Doherty … Doherty delivers a compelling set-piece … powerful … Arlington  has…

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Review – The Guardian

★★★★ “new form of theatre that includes drama, dance, music and … a powerful dystopian drama … weaving [Walsh’s] closely textured poetic prose into a new form of comprehensive, category-defying theatre. No Galway international arts festival seems complete without a new…

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Review – Sunday Times

Enda Walsh’s new play is quite a trip … his quest to push theatrical boundaries results in a powerful experience in which choreography, music and video collide … a delightfully funny, nerdy, nameless young man (Hugh O’Conor).  Endearingly, they fall…

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Review – The Independent

‘a powerfully political work … it’s as thought-provoking, bewildering a play as Walsh has yet written … given what can only be called a towering production by Landmark and the Galway Arts Festival … intensely moving, layered performances from Charlie…

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Review – The Stage

★★★★★   ‘a tremendous exploration of the transcending of circumstance … Walsh and the creative team combine stunning effects with playful physicality … Jack Phelan provides some of the most stirring video work that’s been seen on an Irish stage ……

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