"Want me to go?"
"Why, you wanna go?"
"Nah, but uh, if you want..."
"Nah, man, stay.... stay... you can stay."
And that's a wrap on the Irish premiere of In Arabia We'd All Be Kings! It has been an incredible journey; 3 years of planning and 4 months of hard work and we've finally managed to mount our first Irish premiere. I couldn't be happier with the reception we've gotten. It's been an absolute joy to work with an incredible bunch of actors and creatives.
We're going to be taking a little break for a while, but you'll be seeing more of us very, very soon!
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- Liam Hallahan
We're approaching the end of our first week of the show, and critics and audiences alike have been loving it! Here's some choice quotes from reviews:
" The audience for this performance are seated in traverse, a decision which makes the most of the theatre’s intimate space. This seating arrangement also allows audience members to interact with each other, privy to the reactions of those on the other side of the action, the overall effect results in a performance that is cosy and striking." Ciara Murphy, The Public Reviews
"This writing is brought to life with passion and skill by the entire cast, with every performer taking their place in a strong ensemble. The fluctuations in the tone and levels of tension in the writing were captured in every character, bringing the stories sharply and vividly to life. Alongside this, the design, was simple and versatile, with some aspects of the lighting design by Ciaran Gallagher standing out as particularly effective, especially towards the end of the piece.
In Arabia We’d All Be Kings is a moving, gritty and tragically funny piece of theatre. The team involved in creating this production need not venture to Arabia because for the two hours or so that their work occupies the stage, they are most definitely Kings."Saoirse Anton, Sitting on the Fourth Wall
"In addition to strong performances and well-paced action, the staging is assured, with the music between scene breaks (a mix of iconic rap beats and crooning nostalgia-pieces) providing an appropriate soundtrack to the seedy, seductive atmosphere of the bar and streets. The set, also, is meticulously arranged and well managed throughout. This is an enjoyable production from a director, cast, and company we’ll hopefully be hearing more of in the future." Ciarán O'Rourke, Pure M Magazine
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