The Playgoer: Review: Playboy of the Western World (Pearl Theatre)

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Review: Playboy of the Western World (Pearl Theatre)

In Time Out today, my review of the Pearl's revival of Playboy of the Western World.

I must admit I went in wary, given the Pearl's history of taking on classics above their heads. Plus, there have already, in recent years, been two Irish productions that have come through town, plus another at Irish Rep. Did we need another one? especially if it was not going to be stellar. But, despite being not stellar, and a bit too pretty and surface, and almost ruined by a sexist sappiness at the's not too bad. And perhaps augurs well for the new leadership of the company.

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