Emmet Kirwan’s tale of two brothers is a heartbreak

Kirwan avoids turning the play into simple analysis of class warfare

29th January, 2017
Emmet Kirwan’s tale of two brothers is a heartbreak
Emmet Kirwan in Dublin Oldschool Pic: Ros Kavanagh

You may have heard actor and writer Emmet Kirwan talking on the radio this week about Heartbreak, a spoken-word narrative about women in Ireland which went viral when it was released in video form by his film-maker collaborator, Dave Tynan. The timing for the video’s release couldn’t have been more perfect. Kirwan has just begun a new tour of Dublin Oldschool, a similarly styled performance piece about addiction and homelessness.

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