Brian Friel

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Top 10 books about family life | Stephen Walsh
From parents who meddle in their children’s relationships to ex-wives who loom over second marriages, families in fiction can be just as complicated as they are in real life

Stephen Walsh

18, Aug, 2021 @11:24 AM

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Faith Healer review – this virtual Friel is the stuff of miracles
Michael Sheen, Indira Varma and David Threlfall are magnificent in Matthew Warchus’s enthralling livestreamed production of Brian Friel’s 1979 play

Clare Brennan

27, Sep, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Faith Healer review – Friel's spellbinder captures theatre's magic
Michael Sheen, Indira Varma and David Threlfall are a superb trinity for Brian Friel’s powerful monologues

Chris Wiegand

20, Sep, 2020 @9:46 AM

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Michael Sheen returns to stage in live-streamed Faith Healer
Brian Friel drama promises ‘emotional thwack’, with star joining David Threlfall and Indira Varma at the Old Vic

Chris Wiegand

02, Sep, 2020 @12:46 PM

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All the world's a page: the joy of scripts during theatre's shutdown
As venues close due to Covid-19, there’s a world of published drama to savour, from text that falls off the page to Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘undirectable’ collage

Mark Fisher

19, Mar, 2020 @4:32 PM

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Afterplay review – Brian Friel's Chekhovian parlour game
Friel’s mashup of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters is an exciting prospect, but this production lacks chemistry

Arifa Akbar

13, Mar, 2020 @11:50 AM

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Hedda Gabler review – Ibsen's stormy heroine checks her privilege
Complex women are imprisoned in a world of male buffoons in this rich and remarkably modern staging of the seminal drama – but only Hedda can escape

Gareth Llŷr Evans

24, Oct, 2019 @7:00 PM

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Lughnasa FrielFest review – art over troubled borders
The annual celebration of the work of Brian Friel

Clare Brennan

25, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Switzerland; The Price; Aristocrats – review
Patricia Highsmith’s most famous creation comes back to haunt her, while the ghosts are closer to home in revivals of Miller and Friel

Susannah Clapp

19, Aug, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Lughnasa FrielFest review – from Ithaca to Donegal
There was plenty of Homer, a stellar lineup and, for now, no problem crossing the border at the third annual celebration of the life and work of Brian Friel

Roslyn Sulcas

19, Aug, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Arts Over Borders: Brian Friel festival puts Brexit centre-stage
From The Yalta Game to Living Quarters, the Irish playwright’s works have added resonance in this year’s FrielFest

Mark Lawson

14, Aug, 2018 @3:22 PM

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Aristocrats review – Brian Friel's striking portrait of a family in decline
Overly abstract production lifted by first-rate performances in an engrossing tale of decaying culture and rocky relationships

Michael Billington

10, Aug, 2018 @10:22 AM

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