Players Review: Osama the Hero

Gary, an awkward schoolboy, becomes the victim of a local witch-hunt after he delivers a presentation to his class entitled ‘Osama the Hero’. Blamed for a spate of vandalisms in the community, he is bound, interrogated and brutalized by his neighbours, who legitimize their extreme violence on the basis that “You don’t need evidence for…

Players Review: Vocalost

Directed by Valerie Lynch and Conor Nolan (and written by the former), Vocalost is saddled with the unenviable first week slot in the DU Players Freshers’ Festival calendar. This leaves cast and crew with a cruelly brief window in which to grapple with a tricky monologue-heavy script inspired by the notoriously exacting commédia dell’arte style.…