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(Eleanor Tiernan; Bewley’s Café Theatre)
Maria B’s review: Rogue starts with comedian Eleanor Tiernan using cartography to illustrate an emotional landscape through which her one-woman show will journey. She wants us to all be on board and to travel with her through various aspects of her life, experiences and personal philosophies.
We set off on with her uncertainly as if she herself is taking this journey for the first time. This isn’t a criticism, as it’s better to travel with someone than race to your destination, which here centres around her hometown of Athlone. Tiernan utilises a heady mix of true to form stand up comedy, set pieces, graphical humour and soul baring truth.
Rogue proves to be informative, thought-provoking, surprising and most importantly funny. If you are willing laugh, be entertained and to travel with her Eleanor she has it all mapped out and this show will take you where you need to go.
In three words? Funny. Eclectic. Thought-provoking.