The Rose Tattoo review: inspired Tennessee Williams revival with Traveller verve

The Complex, Dublin 7, until Saturday, May 20

Lloyd Cooney and Denise McCormack in The Rose Tattoo at The Complex. Photo by George Hooker

Katy Hayes

Though ragged at the edges, this glorious confection of a production makes Tennessee Williams’ lesser-seen 1951 play a rich experience. Denise McCormack gives it socks (and wedge heels) as the central character Sarah, and director Vanessa Fielding’s approach has an emotional expansion that perfectly suits the playwright’s intense vision.