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Caroline Morahan at The Actor's Lament at the Gaiety

Caroline Morahan at The Actor's Lament at the Gaiety

Caroline Morahan at The Actor's Lament at the Gaiety

Watching former Bond villain Steven Berkoff mime sordid sexual acts on stage at The Gaiety Theatre is certainly a memorable way to spend a Monday evening - though not, perhaps, the most comfortable.

"I won't forget that in a hurry," one groundling remarked as they left the auditorium.

An eclectic crowd attended the opening night of Berkoff's critically acclaimed show The Actor's Lament.

LA-based actress Caroline Morahan had cancelled her flight back to La-La Land to attend.

"He's an icon," she said. "Octopussy, A Clockwork Orange - what's not to like?"

The former Off the Rails host had spent the weekend tossing confetti at Pamela Flood and restaurateur Ronan Ryan's wedding.

"It was pure magic," she said.

Film maker Neil Jordan dashed through the doors followed by D'unbelievably talented Pat Shortt, who has just returned from Broadway, where he starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Morah Ryan and her son Elliot arrived together and told me all about Rex Ryan's one man show Pilgrim in the Tiger Fringe Festival.

"We'll be cheering him on in the stands," Morah said. "Cheering him on and embarrassing him terribly."

- KBK

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