Past Performances

Cork Opera House

14–18 April 2009

Olympia Theatre

6 February–17 March 2009


by Fiona LooneyLandmark Productions in association with MCD

Three years ago Irish audiences fell in love with Noirin Dawson (Pauline McLynn) and her friends and neighbours in the smash-hit, sold-out show Dandelions. Now she’s back, several years later, with a grown-up daughter and none the wiser about just what’s coming down the tracks.

She’s joined by a star-studded cast including Lorcan Cranitch, Ailish Symons, George McMahon and, making her first stage appearance in Ireland, Victoria Smurfit, who plays her younger sister Carole – back from London, complete with Jimmy Choos, a Prada handbag and a newly acquired ‘e’ at the end of her name.

World Premiere.


Frank Dawson Lorcan CranitchNoirin Dawson Pauline McLynnPadraig Byrne George McMahonCarole Danaher Victoria SmurfitKatie Dawson Ailish Symons


Director Michael Barker-CavenDesigner Joe VanekCostume Designer Joan O’CleryLighting Designer Sinéad McKenna



‘sharp modern gags … a humorous and passionate play … a very timely, intelligent, poignant and ultimately heart-warming tale'Evening Herald
‘a snapshot of a family in crisis … cracking one-liners … littered with punchlines that have the audience in stitches one minute and in the next, taking loud intakes of breath … a joy to behold’Metro
‘cracking performances… direction is as top drawer as can always be expected from Michael Barker-Caven’Sunday Independent
**** Irish Daily Mail