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McPherson’s small but perfectly-formed gem

Theatre: The Lime Tree Bower

28th February, 2016
This Lime Tree Bower

This Lime Tree Bower; By Conor McPherson, directed by Eoghan Carrick; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Run concluded; Rating: ****

‘I thought it was a good thing our souls don’t have smells,” says Ray, a philosophy lecturer recalling the time he woke up in bed with one of his students. “Because mine would stink.”

It’s a rare moment of emotional clarity from This Lime Tree Bower, Conor McPherson’s 1995...

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