Friday June 5, 2020

Eminent actors and an arresting location elevate an imperfect text

As the stories in The Small Things unspool, a dark fairytale reveals itself

23rd June, 2019
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Pauline McLynn in The Small Things by Enda Walsh Pic: Enrique Carnicero

The Small Things: By Enda Walsh, The Old Waterworks, Cork, Rating: ***, Until June 29

‘To what purpose?” the man and woman in Enda Walsh’s 2005 play ask themselves at intervals, as they remember the childhood days they spent together when they were young and innocent. In the present moment, they are each stranded alone in a house on the tops of opposite high mountains, wondering if that really is the other they can see...

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