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Dixie Rides Again

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It has been six years since comedian Pat Shortt first introduced us to the character of showband singer Dixie Walsh with the song ‘Jumbo Breakfast Roll’. The song took the Irish charts by storm, staying at Number One for six weeks and went on to be the best-selling Irish single of 2006. It also instantly established Dixie Walsh as one of Shortt’s best-loved creations from his wide array of comic characters.

What hope has a kitten in a town full of dogs?

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There were disturbing echoes of the Imelda Riney murders in a wood near Whitegate, Co Clare, in April 17 years ago, in Enda Walsh’s new play Misterman, which opened this years Arts Festival on Monday. Imelda and her young four-years -old son and a priest were shot by Brendan O’Donnell, who later killed himself in prison. Woods are beautiful in springtime, but since our childhood fairy tales have told us that woods can be sinister places. In a superb piece of stage business Thomas Magill leads his angelic Edel into the woods along a green carpet which rolls out ahead of them, leading to the river where they sit. We don’t hear of Edel’s fate till the last moments of the play, but we have our suspicions.

 

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