Press Features and Reviews
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The Sunday Times: This Week's Theatre Highlight: "Marc Atkinson's production and strong cast ably amplify the looming threat of the Second World War. A sympathetic staging of a play which has much topical resonance. Dreamlike."
The Sunday Business Post: Scotland's Best Playwright Delivers the Goods Again: "Directed by Marc Atkinson, this revival is first and foremost an excellent piece of stagecraft. Exerts its hypnotic grip from the opening scene and contains several moments that I expect to be thinking about for months if not years to come"
The Irish Times: The Scottish Island The British Bombed with Anthrax: "The actors move tensely around their bijou circle with the dexterity of dancers – or, maybe, boxers"
The Irish Times: This Week at the Theatre: "Staged by Sugarglass Theatre Company, the accomplished and innovative group based between Dublin and New York, and directed by Marc Atkinson, David Greig’s 2002 play is urgent and considered, based on a real history, depicting a microcosm of society at a time of upheaval."
The Times of London: "A new venture has been launched by a young Irish theatre company to swap talent and shows between Ireland and the US."
Exeunt Magazine: "Marc Atkinson’s searching production takes us right to the source"
TN2: "Beautiful. Visceral and sensual, balancing severe sexual tension with themes such as isolation, youth and institutionalism."
No More Workhorse: "Marc Atkinson continues to make a name for himself in the industry. A striking and stylish production that lures you in:
All Hell Lay Beneath
The Irish Times: Peter Crawley's Top Highlight of Dublin Fringe 2012: "Wonderfully inventive and richly immersive, Marc Atkinson’s loose retelling of Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf as a party of blissful discoveries, surreal interactions and a sobering reminder of the cost of decadence. Heavenly".
The Irish Times: Laurence Mackin: "A Four Star Delight"
Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland): "Fantastically reflects the decadent atmosphere of the novel. Proved to be an integral production which won the nominations to almost all prizes at the festival."
Entertainment.ie: "Absolutely Brilliant. Five Stars.
The Irish Times: Cultural Highlights of the Year: "An immersive, theatrical experience that was as ambitious as it was inventive – take a bow Sugarglass Theatre and All Hell Lay Beneath"
World Irish: Darragh Doyle: "Mad, crazy, opulent, odd and extravagant with a healthy dose of creative divilment behind it, All Hell Lay Beneath is a must-do for ABSOLUT Fringe, for a Dublin city theatrical experience like no other."