by Diana Simmonds, 13th March 2015

Irish actress Olwen Fouéré is an arresting presence at the best of times but when she launches into a mesmerising linguistic torrent that is an impression of James Joyce’s homage to a river from the closing, rounding completion of Finnegans Wake, she is irresistible. 

Fresh from the 2015 Adelaide Festival and the cavernous Dunstan Playhouse, Fouéré seemed benignly at home inWharf 2 where she stood on stage and watched the audience arrive and do its audience thing. Dressed in a tailored dark grey suit and neat lace-ups, she could have been the theatre manager, although her handsome face and shock of white hair, pulled back severely in a pony tail, marked her out as a stranger. 

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