Past Performances

Watch on Demand

25 November–8 December 2023

3Olympia Theatre

8-12 August

Bailey Allen Hall, University of Galway
Galway International Arts Festival

14-29 July

Useful Information

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes [no interval]
Age Suitability: 14+ [Contains strong language and scenes of an unsettling nature]


by Enda Walsh
directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull
starring Colm Meaney and Brenda Meaney
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

‘Colm and Brenda Meaney shine’
The Irish Times

★★★★ ‘a gripping revival’
The Stage

Colm Meaney and Brenda Meaney star in this major revival of Enda Walsh’s savagely funny play.

Audiences were blown away by Colm and Brenda Meaney’s performances in Enda Walsh’s explosive two-hander during sell-out runs in Galway and Dublin. The production was filmed in front of a live audience during its critically acclaimed run at the 2023 Galway International Arts Festival and was subsequently made available to watch on demand worldwide. 

★★★★‘Colm Meaney … a masterclass performance’
The Arts Review

‘Brenda Meaney … magnetic, electric, extraordinary’
RTÉ Arena

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.


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


Production PhotographyPhotos: Marcin Lewandowski
Rehearsal PhotographyPhotos: Ste Murray


★★★★ ‘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