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11 Apr 2017

Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy (2010-11): The American Great Tackles Europe's Nadir

𝔄rthur Miller's best work focused on the American experience. The American Dream, where every man can raise a family by sheer strength of spirit in The Land of the Free was exposed in his most famous work, Death of a Salesman. And the puritanical vim of the early settlers, who curtailed female empowerment/dealt with difficult women, by burning them at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials was laid bare in The Crucible, while serving as the perfect backdrop for a metaphor on McCarthyism.

19 Jan 2017

Tribute to Patrick Sanders

Very sad news trickled through the Belfast theatre circles yesterday with the news of the untimely passing of Patrick Sanders, a hugely talented cartoonist and threare practitioner. I worked with him most closely during Tinderbox's Guidelines for a Long and Happy Life, where he was the co-ordinator of the chorus, and was very generous and warm hearted throughout. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family and there is a very heartfelt tribute on Re:Play's website, who he had been working with over a number of years.

3 Apr 2011

Tribute to Constable Ronan Kerr

It was with initial shock, denial, disbelief then anger that I greeted the news of the deplorable murder of Ronan Kerr, a young man who I went to school with in the Christian Brothers in Omagh. While I hadn't spoke to him much since I left Omagh, it is with great fondness that I remembered him. He was always friendly and nobody would have ever said a bad word about him.
My thoughts are extended to his family and loved ones for their tragic loss, and to the people of Omagh, who have had so much stolen from them by these so called "freedom fighters".
He will be missed by all. Ronan Kerr RIP.