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This Beautiful Virtual Village review – drama that rages like a Twitter pile-on

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Neighbours clash over racism and sexism in the Abbey theatre’s virtual production of Lisa Tierney-Keogh’s highly topical drama

The six members of a Dublin residents’ association in Lisa Tierney-Keogh’s drama first came together on the stage of the Abbey theatre to convene a meeting, about obscenely sexist graffiti daubed on a wall in their neighbourhood, that spiralled into hot, drunken political debate.

They are back in this virtual adaptation for a topical social satire on Zoom that focuses on misogyny and male privilege as the original, award-winning stage production did, and adds references to “the chap George Floyd”, the Black Lives Matter movement and its relationship to Irish identity.

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