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Dublin by Lamplight


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A rampant piece of story-telling, Dublin by Lamplight is a critically acclaimed look at Ireland's national and theatrical history from Michael West and the Corn Exchange

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Michael West has written several plays in collaboration with Annie Ryan and The Corn Exchange including Man Of Valour, Freefall (Best New Play at the Irish Theatre Awards and at the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild) and the world premiere adaptation of James Joyce's Dubliners presented in association with the Dublin Theatre Festival 2012. Other work for The Corn Exchange includes EVERYDAY, Dublin By Lamplight, Foley, an adaptation of Lolita (in a co-production with the Abbey) and The Seagull which will premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2016. He has translated or adapted many texts, among them The Marriage of Figaro for the Abbey; a version of Death and the Ploughman by the Bohemian 14th century writer Johannes Von Saaz for Christian Schiaretti of the TNP in Lyon and produced by SITI company and directed by Anne Bogart in the USA; and plays by Moliere, Marivaux, Calderon and the contemporary French poet, Jean-Pierre Simeon. His latest translation, Forever Yours, Mary-Lou by Michel Tremblay premiered at the Theatre Royal in Bath in March 2016. He has written two plays for younger audiences, Jack Fell Down and Forest Man, and in 2014 the Abbey Theatre presented a world premiere of his most recent play Conservatory. For the last year he has been writer-in-residence at University College Cork.


Michael West's script brilliantly mixes fact and fiction, poetry and politics * Guardian *
A tour de force of theatrical vision . . . wickedly entertaining . . . It's like leaving the table after a perfectly chosen and cooked meal served in terrific company * Sunday Independent *
Awesome perfection . . . funny, clever, strange and thoughtful * Irish Times *
An absolute delight . . . a triumph of innovation * Sunday Business Post *

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