Old Flames

“… this is a very entertaining, unchallenging piece of comedy.” – Emer O’ Kelly, The Sunday Independent, full review here.


“Burke has an innate talent for writing funny, sharp and ultimately believable dialogue…McDonagh is the true star of the show, his performance is faultless, consistent and highly amusing.” – Ciara Murphy, The Public Reviews


The Horse Trading Diaries

“Promising second play…well paced plot.”  Eithne Shortall, The Sunday Times, full review here.


****”…a non-taxing political farce with a healthy dollop of humour laid on throughout… as engaging as it is endearing.” Lauren O’Toole,


****” If you’re looking for quality and wit in a play you’ll be well rewarded by Run Amok’s latest work.” Dave Madden,



“…an incredibly well-written and enjoyable play. Flipside is lots of fun, and I’d happily recommend it both to theatre-fans and those who go to the theatre less often.” Dave Madden,


Forget Me Not

“Shane Burke’s play succeeds in bringing back to vivid life a forgotten but important poet whose work offers a unique insight into the reality of war in general, and the second world war in particular…” – Carmel Shortall, Camden Voyeur.


****”Every now and again, a play comes along which surprises me and inspires me to do a little research afterwards. Forget Me Not by Shane Burke is one of these.” – Joe Crystal, remotegoat.


****”…the many aspects of a fascinating character are brought to life through a memorable interaction that made, but could have broke, one of the wartime greats. Highly recommended.” – Jack Peat, Editor, The London Economic




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