Reviews for The Bull

  1. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Bull at Barbican Theatre

    Mariko Harano, Wednesday 28 February 2007 — Performance: 21 February - 3 March

    What a haunting, bleak yet powerfully moving finale to Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre’s’ The Bull. The stage floor is covered by ochre coloured mud, with rain pouring from the ceiling. All twelve perfo… Continue Reading

  2. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Bull at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 27 February 2007Performance 21 February - 3 March

    ‘Draw a line from Samuel Beckett to Quentin Tarantino and somewhere along it you’ll find Michael Keegan-Dolan.’ 

  3. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Bull at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 27 February 2007Performance 21 February - 3 March

    ‘It’s bleak and raucous at the same time, a dark, smart farce pulsing with lurid characterisations and vicious potshots at the cornerstones of Irish culture.’  

  4. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Bull at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 27 February 2007Performance 21 February - 3 March

    ‘This is a characteristic Keegan-Dolan production, with cartoonish energy, wandering narrative, dull patches and sharply pointed moments.’ 

  5. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Bull at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 27 February 2007Performance 21 February - 3 March

    ‘Some of the violence is so shocking that you feel uneasy laughing. The comedy is at its best in the digs at the Riverdance phenomenon (the twinkle-toed Colin Dunne is a star). While I’ve no doubt that the original 12th-century epic contained quite as much fo… 

  6. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Bull at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 27 February 2007Performance 21 February - 3 March

    ‘Part of the show’s delight is the witty, improbable and outrageously graphic detail with which the deaths are staged – knitting needles to the throat, a golf iron to the skull. But just as entertaining are the swipes the show takes at modern Ireland… 

  7. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre in The Bull at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 27 February 2007Performance 21 February - 3 March

    ‘Keegan-Dolan has energy, a beady eye, a flaring sense of the ridiculous, and a no less bright, if despairing, honesty.’ 

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