Past Performances

3Olympia Theatre

8-12 August

Galway International Arts Festival

14-29 July


by Enda Walsh
directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull
Landmark 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.’
Irish Independent

★★★★ ‘a gripping revival’
The Stage

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.


Dad Colm MeaneyDaughter Brenda Meaney


Director Marc Atkinson BorrullSet and Costume Designer Jamie VartanLighting Designer Sinéad McKennaSound Designer and Composer Sinéad DiskinMovement Director Sue Mythen


★★★★ ‘two crowning performances’The Arts Review
‘excellent … Colm and Brenda Meaney shine’The Irish Times
'inspired casting'The Irish Independent
★★★★ ‘Colm Meaney … a masterclass performance’The Arts Review
‘Brenda Meaney… magnetic, electric, extraordinary.'RTÉ Arena
★★★★ ‘a gripping revival’ The Stage
‘The Meaneys in star turns’Sunday Independent


Production PhotographyPhotos: Marcin Lewandowski
Rehearsal PhotographyPhotos: Ste Murray