The view from the stalls at the Dublin Theatre Festival

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

24th September, 2017
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The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus (in David Greig’s new version) Pic: Stephen Cummiskey

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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