When Rachel Met Fiona review: Ups and downs from a marriage of lesbian normies

The New Theatre, Dublin until April 1

Eilish McLaughlin (Fiona) and Emma Dargan-Reid (Rachel) in When Rachel Met Fiona. Photo by Al Craig

Katy Hayes

The deft use of paintwork, involving flowers and architectural detail, make Lisa Krugel’s design one of the best small-space sets I’ve seen in a long time. It provides a cosy atmosphere for this slice-of-life portrayal of a lesbian marriage, written by Colette Cullen. It was first performed in London in 2021 and this is its Irish premiere.