Reviewed this week: The Wiremen

Theatre: The Wiremen, by Shay Healy, Gaeity Theatre, Dublin, until May 21.

7th May, 2005

Theatre: The Wiremen, by Shay Healy, Gaeity Theatre, Dublin, until May 21.

Musical theatre requires a greater suspension of disbelief than most other forms of theatre, but this should not force us TO compromise our view of what cuts it as an engaging and entertaining performance. Despite all the pomp that heralded its arrival, The Wiremen fails on both fronts.

The story is not new. The Wiremen covers some ground passed by John B Keane's The...

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