(Peter Crawley’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 9/28.)

“The normal thing is just not going to work for me, you know?” So says Marya, a young woman wondering what to do with her long-stalled life in Dick Walsh’s intriguing new play for Pan Pan.

In Annabell Rickerby’s fascinating performance, an artful display of artlessness, Marya need not be especially worried about normality. A figure in leopard-skin leggings and an elaborate leg-brace, she shares a house with her cantankerous, invasive father (Des Nealon) in an isolated part of the country, praying to her dead mother, taking advice from a sullen but sanguine friend (Una McKevitt).

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/dtf-review-newcastlewest-a-world-without-consequence-that-refuses-to-make-sense-1.2369936

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