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‘The Madman & The Nun’ Reviews


RTE 1 Arena – Sinead Gleeson

Sinead Gleeson reviews the play “The Madman & The Nun” by the Polish playwright Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz currently running at Smock Alley Theatre.

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Patric Sutton, Director of Smock Alley Theatre

“From pre production right through to final performance, Enigma were a joy to work with. Every step of the way the company worked with us to ensure ‘The Madman and The Nun’ was the sold out success that is was so much so that we are looking at other dates and other opportunities in which to grow the partnership between Enigma and ourselves. Enigma Theatre Company are professional to their finger tips.”

No More Workhorse

A young man is asleep in an asylum cell, heavily dosed with Morphine. He is visited by a Nun, who takes pity on him and spends time by his bed side. When she discovers he is a famous poet, she is reminded of her life before she entered the convent. There is a spark between…

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The Public Reviews

Presented by Enigma Theatre The Madman and The Nun challenges the boundaries of reality and sanity by defying conventional theatrical and societal authorities.
Sister Anna, played by Niamh Large, and talented, yet deranged, poet Alexander Walpburg, played by Shane Robinson, are resident in a mental institution. Walpburg who is…

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@RTEArena on Twitter

“Funny, complex and really interesting” @sineadgleeson ‘s verdict on surrealist play ‘The Madman and the Nun’ at @smockalley.

The Irish Times

New Company Enigma stages avangarde Polish writer Stanisla Ignacy Witkiewicz’s proto-absurdist play in a new adaptation…

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