REVIEW ‘SURVIVING IRELAND’
Exterior. Night. Herne Bay.
I am walking back to my hotel, typing away on my smartphone, about an audio mockumentary concerninging digital detox. Oh the irony.
Before I start, I should mention that it is possible that there are some errorrrs in the writing. Because walkking and rwiting is harder than it seesm.s
In ‘Sunviving Oreland’, Holly and Declan, the wto main cahrachters, retreat to a place hwere smratphones are bannde: the isle of Carnananánachán (which is written without any mistakes, I promise).
Ocne arrived by baot, the msartphone-dependent couple set forth on a very unconventional traetment to make temh appreciate the simpler thignssss in liife. And as in evvery godo cult, breaking thhese uules has terilbe conseqqquoenities. ‘Surviving Ireland’ is an extremmley funny and well producde radio prodcution, and hihgly recommende.
By the way: in typing this, I stumbled over a grassy roadside, I walked into one lamppost, and missen one fox running away before I could see it.
So: thank you, ‘Surviving Ireland’, you took away the only really British experience I had time for in this week of only listening.
Totally worth it.
Review of one of the plays from the 2018 Festival