Dublin Fringe Review: White

Review by Síofra Ní Shluaghadháin

Some People Theatre Company brings a comedy of errors for our times to this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival in
the form of White. When the university authorities deny student Rich White the opportunity to start a Men’s
Rights Society, he decides to take another tack. With the help of plenty of cocaine, and a Monty-Python-esque
group of misfits, he resuscitates the defunct ‘Knitting and Crochet Society’ to serve as a front for his true
intentions.

However, on the morning of their inaugural meeting, just as a coked up Rich launches into the society’s new
anthem (a somewhat suspect rendition of the Flight of the Valkyries), all hell breaks loose, as a student is found
shot dead on campus. To make matters worse for the fledgling society, each of the new members has a possible
motive. What follows is equal parts thriller and comedy, as they confront ideas of race, masculinity and, yes,
knitting and crochet. If you thought that knitting and crochet were child’s play… White might just give you
cause to reconsider

Written and directed by Pea Dinneen, White is a piece of satirical theatre that is simultaneously cutting, and
laugh out loud funny

White runs at the Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre, until the 16 th of September. Performance times vary by
date.

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