Artistic Licence: It's time to take a stand

There is a place for the standing ovation, but why don't we save if for when it's really deserved?

27th April, 2013
Nadine O'Regan: the only people acting in the theatre should be actors.

On Wednesday night, I went to see a play in the Abbey Theatre. It wasn't a terrible play, by any means. But it probably wasn't quite my cup of tea - if I'm being honest, I approach the theatre looking for that most pretentious-sounding of concerns, some kind of insight into the human condition.

Drum Belly, by contrast, was a little more down to earth. A shoot-'em-up that borrowed variously from CSI (lots of flesh...

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