Theatre and book reviews by Janice Dempsey
The show must go on! That's what Dónall Dempsey, my partner, decided this week - our monthly poetry performance night was on Tuesday 17th June but on Sunday15th, Dónall was laid low very suddenly and very violently. When he went to the doctor's surgery on Monday morning, doubled up with pains in his abdomen, our doctor was stumped as to what's causing the pain, and tests have so far given no clue. It remains there, "like a little animal gnawing him away from inside his belly-button" as Dónall graphically describes it.