Bad review: Dervala Kiran whispers her way through a mess

Anton Chekhov’s famous advice to young playwrights—known as “Chekhov’s gun”—was that if you’re going to show a gun on stage in act one, it’s better to make sure you talk in act two or three. be fired.

Or something else, you are deceiving the audience by making promises that you have no intention of keeping.