Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival
4-29 August, 2021 | In Person *SOLD OUT

Black Box Theatre, Galway International Arts Festival
2 - 18 September, 2021 | In Person *SOLD OUT.

Live-streamed, from Galway International Arts Festival
8pm, 15 - 18 September, 2021

Watch on Demand
20–26 September 2021

Black Box Theatre, Galway International Arts Festival Autumn Edition
26 September 2020


written and directed by Enda Walsh
starring Clare Barrett, Aoife Duffin and Domhnall Gleeson, with Seán Carpio
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

**Tickets for live-streams and on demand are on sale here. Please Note: Online performances are not currently available to viewers in the United States and Canada. We are hoping they will be available at a later date, and are actively working towards bringing that about.  Please join our mailing list to be notified about any updates.**

How long have you been here, John?
    – I don’t know.
And what brought you here?
    – That’s difficult to answer.

John Kane is sitting on a hospital gurney, and very shortly a jazz percussionist, two women called Mary, a very old man and a giant lobster will arrive.

Then everything will start.

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival are partnering once more to bring to the stage a new play by Enda Walsh. Medicine will receive its world premiere performance at the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival in August prior to its opening at GIAF 2021 in September. Medicine is the latest co-production from Landmark and GIAF the team that brought you Walsh’s Misterman, Ballyturk and Arlington.

Medicine is a dark and frequently absurdist work that shatters the boundary between cast and audience. It is a devastatingly funny and moving meditation on how, for decades, we have treated those we have called ‘mentally ill’.

This production features a sensational cast – Clare Barrett, Aoife Duffin and Domhnall Gleeson, accompanied by drummer, Sean Carpio, – as Enda Walsh once again shines a light on the darkest corners of our collective stories. Walsh returns with his regular team of world–class collaborators: designers Jamie Vartan [set], Adam Silverman [lighting], Helen Atkinson [sound], Joan O’Clery [costume] and composer Teho Teardo, with live drumming composed and performed by Seán Carpio.

Image Credit: Domhnall Gleeson photographed by Alex Sapienza

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

GIAF Booking Information
Tickets for in person performances are now sold out. Please note that under current government public health guidelines, capacity is limited to 50 people. The venue capacity may increase in August, pending government guidelines. Stay tuned for updates or join our mailing list here.

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the support of the Arts Council for making the performances in Galway possible, and to Culture Ireland for supporting the performances in Edinburgh.

 Culture Ireland


Clare BarrettAoife DuffinDomhnall Gleesonwith Seán Carpio


Written and Directed by Enda WalshComposer Teho TeardoSet Designer Jamie VartanLighting Designer Adam SilvermanSound Designer Helen AtkinsonCostume Designer Joan O’CleryLive Drumming Composed and Performed by Seán CarpioAssociate Director Eoghan Carrick