BEATEN at Granary Theatre, Cork

Untitled 4Ailis Ni Riain’s new post postmodern play pushes the boundaries of what is possible in live theatre.  Think Sarah Kane, early Edward Bond, with Pat McCabe thrown in, and you’re close to defining the imaginative punch of this inventive play.  Sarcastic humour, searing performances, a sound score by Cormac O’Connor and lighting and direction by Tony McCleane-Fay, makes this an insistent coup de theatre.Three siblings re-visit and re-enact their scarred childhood with devastating consequences. Granary Theatre, Cork, Ireland 8-20 Septempber 2008.