PRESS / WRITING
The Choir ('Kuoro')
Finnish National Radio (YLE) 2020
"...a wonderful comedy series in which the characters are more delicious one after another.”
– AAMULEHTI (Finnish National Newspaper)
The characters are so accessible and the structure of the play so dexterous that the humour and its grittier flipside constantly ricochet back and forth, colliding in a comedic-dramatic tension. … The emotional finale to this successful, multi-layered gem of a play gives the viewer yet another mouthful on which to chew.”
– SATAKUNNAN KANSA (Finnish Regional Newspaper)
Finnish National Radio (YLE) 2017
“The piece written and directed by Karen Egan could be described as a horror comedy parody. A very provincial story draws humour from the Pori-Rauma confrontation and has received inspiration from the Pori statue.”
– HELSINGIN SANOMAT (Finnish national newspaper)
Bewley's Café Theatre Company
(Devised by Karen Egan, Mark O'Halloran (below), Tom Murphy and Kelly Campbell)
"…wacky, hilarious comedy…topically off today's hot griddle and performed with the kind of élan that leaves one regularly convulsed with laughter."
– THE IRISH TIMES
"…genuinely funny theatre…"
– THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE
"Outrageous, daft, surreal fun."
– SUNDAY INDEPENDENT
"…a comedy of equal funniness and silliness."
– EVENING HERALD
Car Show3 (Charlotte's Web)
Corn Exchange Theatre Company
“Actors Karen Egan and Tom Murphy, directed by Annie Ryan, devised Charlotte's Web, in which a Lithuanian male seems condemned to form relationships with neurotic, even suicidal Irish women. It is beautifully put across.”
– THE IRISH TIMES
Snow White and the Yellow Packs
Dublin Theatre Festival
“All this, with plenty of upbeat songs thrown in for good measure, make for a thoroughly entertaining show. “
– IN DUBLIN