The Gigli Concert – Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy’s deconstruction of affirmational therapy and the culture of pseudo-psychoanalytical holism was first performed in 1983. The date is of no particular significance, as the play is devoid of specific social or political references. It is not without  ...

Chair – Operating Theatre/Roger Doyle

Chair consists of reflections on life and death loosely organized around the fragmented story of a female serial killer awaiting execution by electric chair. She reminisces about her crimes and the nature of human existence. Is the taking of life  ...

The Hired Man – Howard Goodall/Melvyn Bragg

Dublin, Dra�ocht Centre for the Arts September 11 - 15 Waterford International Festival of Light Opera September 26 Howard Goodall’s musical adaptation of Melvyn Bragg’s novel inspired by the life of his paternal grandfather  ...

How the Other Half Loves – Alan Ayckbourn

First staged in 1970, How the Other Half Loves is a direct descendant of the drawing room farces of Oscar Wilde and No�l Coward. It adds a more contemporary outlook, including references to and a certain dependence upon the  ...

Blithe Spirit – Noel Coward

audio cd (unabridged) with Shirley Knight DVD of the 1945 David Lean film starring Rex Harrison Linen/Rayon Shirt with Embroidery by P.I. Sport N.Y. Written and first produced in 1941, at a time  ...

Alone It Stands – John Breen

In 1978 the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team toured Ireland. They had already demolished national and regional sides from all over the British Isles and seemed unbeatable. On October 31st they met Munster, a provincial outfit made up  ...

The Homecoming – Harold Pinter

Despite shifts in the moral, social, and political climate since 1964, Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming remains a challenging work of theatre. It is complex, confrontational, and casually brutal about human nature. It is also linguistically rich, laden with levels  ...

Hamlet – William Shakespeare

Act V, scene ii. The death of Hamlet Eugene Delacroix lithograph, 1843 Director Sam Dowling’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s most widely-read play is a treat for both devotees and initiates. Though tightly compressed into a neat two  ...

Big Maggie – John B. Keane

Big Maggie is a compelling vision of the Irish mother as sociopath. Maggie Polpin (Marie Mullen) is a just widowed mother of four living in rural Ireland, now sole owner of the family shop and farm. She a complex  ...