Sunday August 9, 2020

The Gigli Concert. Gate Theatre, Dublin

Murphy’s study of crisis retains all its old relevance

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

30th May, 2015
Dawn Bradfield and Declan Conlon in The Gigli Concert. PICTURE: Pat Redmond

Theatre: The Gigli Concert. Gate Theatre, Dublin. Directed by David Grindley. Rating: ****.

Tom Murphy wrote The Gigli Concert as far back as 1983, but in the present day – having been given a lush, firecrackerish new treatment by the Gate Theatre and director David Grindley – its themes of self-help, personal crisis and corruption remain as probing and pertinent as ever.

Irish developer (Denis Conway) has arrived at the office of JPW King (Declan Conlon), a...

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