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Derek Dunne, 12th September 2012

After being herded into a small room that smelled of hay, to see three office workers playing with toy animals on the ground, I thought I knew what I was in for. I was wrong. “Farm” changes pace faster than anything I’ve been to – from tap-dancing in wellies, to a queen-bee strip-tease, to the dating rituals of Macra.

Shane O’Reilly’s dance with a pitch-fork deserves a special mention, as does Emma O’Kane’s impression of a heifer after calving. Full of surprises, and memories, for anyone from Ireland. Exactly what the Fringe is meant to be: a mad idea, well-executed.

In three words? Dynamic. Balletic. Country.