by Enda Walsh
directed by Marc Atkinson BorrullLandmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival
‘excellent … Colm and Brenda Meaney shine’
The Irish Times
★★★★ ‘two crowning performances’
The Arts Review
‘inspired casting … a meaty, provocative work.’
★★★★ ‘a gripping revival’
Colm Meaney and Brenda Meaney starred in a major new revival of Enda Walsh’s savagely funny play, Bedbound – on stage in Galway and Dublin in July and August, 2023.
Colm Meaney – whose recent stage performances included Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in the West End and The Iceman Cometh on Broadway – returned to the Irish stage for the first time in over 40 years, to play the once-flamboyant furniture salesman. Brenda Meaney played his daughter, confined to a small bed.
I give in ta the words. I let go. Go.
Father and Daughter are bound, inextricably, to each other. And the walls are closing in.
He talks frantically about his extraordinary past in furniture sales; she talks no less compulsively about anything at all, to fill the terrible silence in her head.
What would happen if the torrent of words … just stopped?
Landmark Productions joined forces once again with co-producing partners Galway International Arts Festival for the latest in a series of significant productions of Enda Walsh’s plays.
Duration | 1 hour and 15 minutes [no interval]
Age Suitability | 14+ [Contains strong language and scenes of an unsettling nature]
Landmark would like to acknowledge the continued support of the Arts Council.