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ABSOLUT Fringe 2012
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Nutshell review: FARM
Every day, brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.

THE ABSOLUT FRINGE 2012has over 100 shows playing out across Dublin until 23 September. Each day, will bring you our readers’ reviews of the pick of the crop and everything in between. You’ll get the chance to get in on the act yourself with our daily reader review tickets giveaway!

Today’s review:


(Willfredd Threatre)

Derek Dunne’s review: After being herded into a small room that smelled of hay, to see three office workers playing with toy animals on the ground, I thought I knew what I was in for. I was wrong. “Farm” changes pace faster than anything I’ve been to – from tap-dancing in wellies, to a queen-bee strip-tease, to the dating rituals of Macra.

Shane O’Reilly’s dance with a pitch-fork deserves a special mention, as does Emma O’Kane’s impression of a heifer after calving. Full of surprises, and memories, for anyone from Ireland. Exactly what the Fringe is meant to be: a mad idea, well-executed.

In three words? Dynamic. Balletic. Country.

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