The view from the stalls at the Dublin Theatre Festival

The view from the stalls at the Dublin Theatre Festival
The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus (in David Greig’s new version) Pic: Stephen Cummiskey

The festival's 60th anniversary line-up is one of the most eclectic yet, writes Andrew Lynch

The Dublin Theatre Festival got off to a rocky start. Its first programme in 1957 was marred by the notorious Rose Tattoo affair, when a producer found himself arrested for obscenity because the Tennessee Williams play he had staged allegedly featured a condom (in fact, it didn’t because they were impossible to find). Happily, the DTF recovered from this early setback and its 60th anniversary line-up is one of the most eclectic yet.

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