DruidSynge: acclaim

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Critical Acclaim

the event | the acting | the plays | and finally...

The Event

“To put it simply: DruidSynge Garry Hynes’ production of all six of John Millington Synge’s plays together on the same day, is one of the greatest achievements in the history of Irish theatre”

“DruidSynge does what Irish Theatre has never done for its presiding genius: it establishes his greatness beyond doubt”
The Irish Times

“This unforgettable event is a triumph for all concerned.”
The Daily Telegraph

“An epic triumph”
Irish Independent

“This great occasion – one of the greatest in the history of the festival”(Edinburgh International Festival)
The New Statesman

“A massive project and a beautifully executed one”

“This colossal achievement”
The Scotsman

“A profound, moving and utterly unmissable experience”
The Herald (Scotland)

“An immensely rewarding intriguing experience”
The Independent

“It is a big theatrical event the like of which is rarely seen”
Evening News

“A cut above”
Sunday Times

The Acting

Marie Mullen also emerges as the great greatest Irish actress since Siobhan McKenna”
The Guardian

Ms. Mullen’s achievement may well come to rank among the legendary acting accomplishments of the era”
The New York Times

Marie Mullen…..an astonishing series of performances”
The Irish Times

Marie Mullen is astounding”
The Observer

“Breaktaking cast
Sunday Herald (Scotland)

“I marvelled at the pungency and intensity of the acting throughout”
The New York Times

Monaghan is an enchanting Christy Mahon”
Financial Times

Aaron Monaghan is an unforgettable Christy Mahon”
The New York Times

“Smashing ensemble
The Daily Telegraph

“Superb company acting…knock-out performances from Eamon Morrissey
The Observer

Aaron Monaghan is a whirlwind of sustained energy in a production imbued with rare depth……Catherine Walsh’s Pegeen Mike heartbreaking”

“A heroic cast…….the sheer force of energy onstage is simply astonishing”
The Herald (Scotland)

The Plays

“This Playboy is the best I have ever seen”
The New Statesman

Riders to the Sea sets the bar for the whole event it is an intensely moving rendition”
The Irish Times

The Tinker’s Wedding….deftly drawn comedy”
The New York Times

Deirdre of the Sorrows…Druid makes it look like a gorgeous tapestry, spectacularly shredded with catastrophe”
The Observer

Well of the Saints ….funny, poignant and disturbing”
Ireland on Sunday

The Shadow of the Glen is a stirring study of a woman – Catherine Walsh goes to the heart of it with fierce concentration”
The Observer

And finally...

“The Standing ovation is as fulsome as it is deserved”
Scotland on Sunday

“The seal has been placed on greatness”
The Irish Times

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