Irish Travellers’ take on Tennessee Williams’s Rose Tattoo fails to leave a lasting mark

Theatre review

Lloyd Cooney and Denise McCormack in 'The Rose Tattoo'. Picture by George Hooker

Emer O'Kelly

If one dislikes modern American English (and I detest it), it’s arguably possible to accept the term “translation” for the version of Tennessee Williams’s The Rose Tattoo at The Complex in Dublin 7. That is the claim in the online notes: “translated by Vanessa Fielding and Catherine Joyce”, it says.