Reason in Madness. Review by Jerome Corby 27th Nov 2016
There can be few things more rewarding in life than delivering a night of theatre that
captivates an audience as fully as Run of The Mill Theatre did tonight. A packed house
was witness to a superb reworking of the great tragedy of King Lear. I dare say
Shakespeare would have been proud of such a production. Arts and theatre makers
with intellectual disabilities from the St. John of God Services in Dublin and North
Kildare realised an ambitious undertaking beautifully.
In a devised production, which this accomplished ensemble has worked over the past
year, the themes of aging, dementia and vulnerability get a sensitive treatment worthy of
the medieval tale and its modern setting. A minimal set allows great use of mime, light
and sound to create the eerie sense of foreboding in the story.
But the performances are what bring the whole production to life.
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