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Corcadorca Theatre Company - Reviews

The Winter's Tale

"it is bewitching: the transition from the tragedy of poisoning the Sicilian court of King Leontes to the capering rustics on the sea-coast of Bohemia is managed so skillfully that the actual construction of the drama is revealed without fracture and with a compelling suggestion that all can come right in such a world as this"
Mary Leland, October 17 2011, Irish Times.

"Corcadorca, yet again, proves its pre-eminence at staging Shakespeare in a way that is engaging and visually arresting while remaining faithful to the original text"
Colette Sheridan, October 13 2011, Irish Examiner

"Bold and Brilliant…"

"At this stage in Cork's theatrical history, Corcadorca are the biggest force here and they carried expectation on their shoulders last night that this production would be good. It's better than that, it is engaging, busy, boisterous, modern funny, and moving."
Liam Heylin, October 12 2011, Evening Echo.

 

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“a remarkable piece, brilliantly played with intense, silent pathos by Eileen Walsh. And directed with huge subtletly and skill by Pat Kiernan”
Emer O’Kelly,  Sunday Independent
 
 
“Eileen Walsh is superb, but this is a tough play, it won’t be for everybody, and there are times when you wonder if it’s worth remaining. For this reviewer the answer is ‘yes’.
Irish Independent
 

MedEia
Pat Kiernan directs this visually superb and intellectually thought provoking presentation...a stunningly successful vision.
Sunday Independent

In this immaculate reminder that love hurts, the absence of yearning is emphasised only in the water-tank, in which a goldfish with a tail like a tutu wanders in a slow metaphorical ballet.
The Irish Times

....a play that microscopically shines a spotlight on human behaviour in it's extreme form...a well thought out production.
The Irish Examiner


The Hairy Ape
"Hairy Ape is a bold triumph"
Evening Echo

"Corcadorca surpass even their own high standards"
Irish Examiner

"The Hairy Ape is another major achievement for a company synonymous with bold and dynamic Irish theatre."
Sunday Tribune

"A tribute to Corcadorca's intellectual as well as theatrical vision."
Irish Times


Last Beauty Spot
"Bourke does not invite the obvious, and his writing here is both skilful and sinuous, something almost of a lark..."
The Irish Times
 
"Productions standards are high in this smart and enjoyable snipe at how low Irish life can get"
The Evening Echo

"poignant, evocative, brilliant in places"
The Sunday Times

"Slow motion performance of a Father Ted episode, where the comedy is sleazier and nastier"
The Evening Echo


Woyzeck
"Theatre is once again beautifully served by Corcadorca but it's quite hard to see how they'll top this extraordinary achievement."
The Sunday Tribune

"This extremely stylish, very well acted and vividly imagined production is a high profile centrepiece of the Midsummer Festival."
The Evening Echo

"Not just a play: an experience."
The Irish Times

"Corcadorca again opened our eyes to the true possibilities of theatre."
The Irish Examiner
 

The Tempest
“And the verdict? Get a ticket wherever you can. The chances are, you'll see nothing as good this year”.
The Irish Examiner

"Director Pat Kiernan has again succeeded where many have failed by making Shakespeare relevant"
The Independant

"Constantly rewards the captivated audience"
The Irish Times

"Corcadorca again prove themselves a salient force in Irish theatre"
The Irish Examiner


The Merchant of Venice
“Corcadorca has outdone itself with’ The Merchant of Venice'. Brilliantly convincing.”
The Guardian *****

“Like a child allowed to stay up late to watch some historical event on TV, the audience of Corcadorca’s The Merchant of Venice will always remember it with a warm and magical glow.”
The Irish Examiner *****

“The Merchant of Venice' is a triumph for Corcadorca and a marvellous experience for the people of Cork”
The Irish Times

“Outstanding. I have seen nothing like it before.”
Irish Independent

“One of the most keenly awaited events of 2005 was brought to life with enormous skill. Absolutely rocking - an altogether memorable experience.”
The Evening Echo


Losing Steam
"Corcadorca's Losing Steam is a tribal event...Little pieces of dramatic gold"
Evening Echo

"Corcadorca has done it again. The company has really pushed the boat out!"
The Sunday Tribune

"This Corcadorca production joins theatre's invaluable catalogue of history plays, telling it like it was, and will be."
The Irish Times

"One of Ireland's most innovative theatre companies once again challenges the imagination"
Irish Examiner


A Midsummer Night's Dream
"Spell binding. Hushed audiences forget for a few hours that magic is not real. The acting is almost universally superb"
The Sunday Tribune


The Trial of Jesus
"Ground breakers in a theatrical sense. Ranks as the single most impressive cultural contribution to the millennium year bar none."
The Irish Examiner

"Moving, iconic yet utterly contemporary, an image of exhilarating desolation burned into memories"
The Irish Times


Hatch 22
"There is no space - perhaps even on earth - that Corcadorca Theatre Company cannot transform"
The Irish Times

Misterman
"A brief and intense roller coaster, a fast paced, darkly comic dose of magic realism"
Evening Echo


Phaedra's Love

"Manages to seduce and repel and ultimately enthral not only in what it does but also in what it tries to do. Theatre should be brave more often."
The Sunday Tribune


Disco Pigs
"A firecracker of a show. If you've seen it before, go again. If you haven't...storm the building for a ticket"
The List, Edinburgh Fringe

"The hottest, sweetest ticket in Edinburgh"
The Guardian

"Corcadorca are pushing out the parameters of performance theatre"
The Irish Examiner

"The disturbance lasts after the house lights come up again. Something has happened!
The Sunday Independent


A Clockwork Orange
"A terrifying world wind of action"
The Examiner

"Sensual, erotic, violent and viciously exuberant"
The Sunday Times

"If you ever wondered 'why theatre at all?" Corcadorca provide a good answer"
Irish Theatre Magazine


The Ginger Ale Boy
"Fast, funny and heartbreaking"
The Sunday Times

"Corcadorca are very young and very talented. One of the most innovative theatre companies in the country."
The Arts Show


A Christmas Carol

"This is a very radical production. It is a mixture of pantomime, carnival and stylised theatre. It's a spectacle."
The Arts show

"There is power in this reworking, skill, conviction and charm...a kind of political spiritualism."
The Irish Times


Greek
"Greek is an exciting, compelling and poignant chunk of theatre".
The Irish Times

"The appetite for the kind of excitement promised by Corcadorca productions brings an eager crowd"
The Irish Times

"An astonishing combination of multi-media spectacle and theatrical pageant".
The Sunday Tribune


Owl
"Owl, literally, defies description. It sets out to challenge conventional wisdom and does so admirably, with panache."
Irish Examiner


Corcadorca Theatre Company
Corcadorca, Civic Trust House, 50 Popes Quay, Cork, Ireland.
Tel: 00 353 (0)21 4215142. Fax: 00 353 (0)21 4215193.

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