Duck Duck Goose: An uncomfortable, insightful portrayal of sexual violence’s social impact

Dublin Theatre Festival: In Caitríona Daly’s play, the protagonist becomes deeply entangled in a rape allegation

Duck Duck Goose: Caitríona Ennis and Aidan Moriarty. Photograph: Ste Murray

Duck Duck Goose: Caitríona Ennis and Aidan Moriarty. Photograph: Ste Murray

DUCK DUCK GOOSE

Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
★★★★☆
Caitríona Daly’s Duck Duck Goose is a nuanced and insightful look at the social impact of sexual violence. The play’s protagonist, Chris Quinn (Aidan Moriarty), becomes deeply entangled in a rape allegation after his best friend, Davey (Liam Heslin), is accused of the attack.

This is not a typical representation of the aftermath of sexual violence. Daly deftly demonstrates the concept of social complicity throughout this production, allowing the audience to peer behind the mirror at those caught in the centre of these events.

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