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Theatre review: Medicine sees Enda Walsh prescribes a darkly horrifying take on what is perceived as insanity

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Domhnall Gleeson in 'Medicine' by Enda Walsh. Picture by Jessica Shurte

Domhnall Gleeson in 'Medicine' by Enda Walsh. Picture by Jessica Shurte

Domhnall Gleeson in Enda Walsh's 'Medicine'. Picture by Jessica Shurte

Domhnall Gleeson in Enda Walsh's 'Medicine'. Picture by Jessica Shurte

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Domhnall Gleeson in 'Medicine' by Enda Walsh. Picture by Jessica Shurte

Medicine Black Box, Galway

The concept of taking refuge in insanity to protect yourself from the lunacy of the world around you has long fascinated writers. The concept has less frequently been taken to the next nightmare stage: insanity turning its vicious claws back on its victim, perhaps because it’s more difficult to portray credibly, particularly on the stage.


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