Sara Keating on theatre: Binchy’s old favourite runs out of steam in its second half
A new adaptation of Maeve Binchy’s 1990 bestseller Circle of Friends has plenty of nice touches, but flags well before the end
Circle of Friends, by Maeve Binchy; adapted by Elaine Murphy; directed by Viko Nikci
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin; runs until until May 14
As we await the release of the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel Conversations With Friends, it is worth considering why her work has appealed so strongly to a female readership in particular.
The complex portrayal of female friendship, the unsentimental exploration of female sexuality, the artfully studied demotic style: these are ...