by Neil Copper, 8th August 2014

ou could be forgiven for mistaking the slight, silver-haired woman in the grey suit standing at the side of the stage at the opening of The EmergencyRoom's staging of selections from James Joyce's epic novel, Finnegans Wake, for an usher.

When Olwen Fouere moves onto the terra firma of the stage and behind a microphone, however, this most singular of performers becomes a force of nature in a thing of beguiling and transformative beauty.

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