Backwards up a Rainbow

Backwards up a Rainbow

Past Performances

Watch on Demand
27 September–10 October 2021

Streaming | Watch Online
24–26 September 2021

Pavilion Theatre
Dún Laoghaire (In Person)

15-26 September

World Premiere

Pavilion Theatre, 21 September 2021

Useful Information

Running Time: 90 minutes (no interval)
Show Programme: Download show programme here
Online shows: Captions / subtitles can be turned on for online shows.

Backwards up a Rainbow

starring Rosaleen Linehan and Conor Linehan
directed by Conall Morrison
Lovano Limited and Landmark Productions

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Rosaleen Linehan ‘revisits her life with honesty and humour … hilarious … joyous’ – The Irish Times

The story of a life in theatre told in words and music.

Rosaleen Linehan has led an extraordinary life.

Joining her for these very special performances is Conor Linehan – composer, dazzling pianist, and the youngest of her four children. Featuring songs written by Rosaleen and her late husband Fergus, as well as a wealth of stories from her life and career to date, Backwards up a Rainbow runs for 11 in-person performances only in the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire and is also available to watch online from the comfort of your home.

Sixty years ago, Rosaleen starred in ‘Fergus Linehan’s Magical Irish Musical’ Glory Be at the Olympia Theatre. It started both Rosaleen’s professional career and a relationship with her future husband, Fergus Linehan. From then on, nothing could stop her.

These performances are, in part, a salute to Fergus’ lyrics and their songs together.

Backwards up a Rainbow promises to be a funny, moving and personal evening in the company of one of Ireland’s most legendary performers of stage, screen and radio. Not to be missed!

Lovano Ltd and Landmark Productions are grateful to Minister Catherine Martin and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media for their support of this production under the Live Performance Support Scheme 2021.


Rosaleen LinehanConor Linehan


Director Conall MorrisonLighting Designer Ben OrmerodSound Paul Ashe-Browne


Photographer: Barry Cronin


✭✭✭✭✭ 'Rosaleen Linehan revisits her life with honesty and humour … a damned impressive 90-minutes ... staged cleverly, with spark and sparkle’The Irish Times