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Tiny Plays 24/7 online until tomorrow evening, Fishamble

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Matthew Cavan in Wairpaint - one of Fishamble's Tiny Plays 24

Matthew Cavan in Wairpaint - one of Fishamble's Tiny Plays 24

Matthew Cavan in Wairpaint - one of Fishamble's Tiny Plays 24

Fishamble's series of 12 'Tiny Plays 24/7', available online until tomorrow evening, aren't, to tell the truth, as impressive as the Abbey's 'Dear Ireland' series of 50 plays screened earlier during lockdown. But then the national theatre has a budget and facilities way beyond anything the extraordinarily valiant (and superbly talented) group at Fishamble can mount.

Jim Culleton's company received 471 tiny plays in answer to their call, many of them from new writers; some, even among the 12 filmed, not bearing much resemblance to plays, are better described as apparently autobiographical cries from the hearts of the writers involved. But still…

They also prove that a point can be made through comedy even in these times - perhaps even best made through comedy.