Galway International Arts Festival

14-29 July

3Olympia Theatre

8-12 August


by Enda Walsh
directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

‘a genuine and bracing original a whiskey shot of a play’
New York Times

This summer Colm Meaney and Brenda Meaney star in a major new revival of Enda Walsh’s savagely funny play, Bedbound – on stage in Galway and Dublin in July and August.

Colm Meaney – whose recent stage performances include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in the West End and The Iceman Cometh on Broadway – returns to the Irish stage for the first time in over 40 years, to play the once-flamboyant furniture salesman.  Brenda Meaney plays 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 joins 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+

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 Sinéad Diskin