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FML Review [UPDATE]

[UPDATE: FML has new dates for this Spring:

Tuesday 1st – Saturday 5th March

Everyman Palace Theatre Cork

15 MacCurtain Street, Cork

Tel: +353 (0)21 4501673

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March

Belltable Arts Centre

69 O’Connell Street, Limerick

Tel: +353 (0)61 319 866

Thursday 31 March

Heimspeil 2011

Cologne, Germany

Tel.: 0221 221 284 00

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th April

Siamsa Tire Theatre

Town Park, Kerry

Tel: +353 (0)66 7123055

(From ReachOut.com Ambassador Nigel in Cork)

I had the opportunity to go see a new play called ‘FML’, which was in Cork in July and will be in Dublin next weekend.

From the opening scene, ‘FML’ is an enthralling depiction of fifteen young Cork people and the lives they live. It successfully casts a spotlight on being young and not necessarily happy in contemporary Ireland.

‘FML’ keeps the audience on the edge of their seat for the entire ninety minutes showtime. Effectively blending music, imagery, and plenty of spontaneity (such as random acts of bursting into song and dance!) is the cornerstone of this play’s success!

But ‘FML’ really works by delivering some powerful messages to today’s youth. Hidden amongst the humour are heavy difficulties that these young people are burdened with. Depression, suicide, and loneliness are only some of the topics that this play touches upon and they are dealt with in a way that really gets through to the audience.

‘FML’ is both hilarious and inspiring. It does have a (deserved) 16+ age rating as it contains some explicit language but overall I think this is a play that EVERYBODY should see.

So check it out! You can get more info here from the Project Arts Centre website.

 

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