Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Review - The Bruising of Clouds: A Dublin Love Story

The Bruising of Clouds: A Dublin Love Story in the Civic Theatre is presented by Fishamble as part of Dublin Theatre Festival on Tour. It's a romance and a comedy but definitely not what I'd expect from a "RomCom". The play's greatest strength is the plausibility of the characters, particularly Kelly (Seána Kerslake). The Bruising of Clouds is, as the name suggests, very much a Dublin story - not only are the colloquialisms spot on but (wonderfully!) the script is willing to refer to real-world businesses and brands. There's none of that idiotic "I'll have a beer" nonsense - no, the man will have a Budweiser.

Funny and well-paced. Recommended.

Contains strong language and scenes of an adult nature. Suitable for ages 16+. The play continues in the Civic Theatre up to and including Saturday 12th October 2013, running at 8 pm each evening. Duration is 85 minutes with no interval. Tickets cost €18 / €14. There is a post-show discussion on 10th October 2013.


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