by Jason Burke, 29th December 2015

There have been some dazzling performances this year, but none dazzled harder than Ireland's Olwen Fouere, who swept her audience into Dublin's River Liffey and James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake in her one-woman tour de force Riverrun. Vocally and physically, she was mesmerising. "When actors loftily talk of their 'instrument'," I wrote at the time, "this is what they are talking about, though you won't see many with this kind of orchestra on tap."

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