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Nutshell review: The Lehane Trilogy

Every day, TheJournal.ie brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.

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THE ABSOLUT FRINGE 2012has over 100 shows playing out across Dublin until 23 September. Each day, TheJournal.ie 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:

The Lehane Trilogy

(Fourth Leaf Theatre Company)

Adam Shanley’s review: This one woman clown show exposes the vulnerability of a person’s quest for their life to begin – however “life has a habit of knocking the stuffing out of you”. In a show of six parts the audience is guided through a journey in which Ruth Lehane amusingly conveys the desperation to begin her perfect life. She is awaiting a perfect man, one that she has imagined down to the finest of details, one that will kick start a romantic, successful and bountiful life. Instead, she has a cat.

Lehane amusingly conveys the frustration and desperation that comes with waiting for all the perfect aspects of your life to come together and propel you into love, laughter and success. Coupled with her challenged use of red nose theatre this makes for a very enjoyable show which sparks a keen self reflection on the pressures of a perfect life. Slapstick comedy lightens one women’s want for an existence that seems constantly out of reach.

In three words? Comical, tender, honest.

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