Past Performances

Project Arts Centre
Dublin Theatre Festival

29 September–15 October 2011


by Colm TóibínDublin Theatre Festival and Landmark Productions present

A Dublin Theatre Festival commission with the support of Irish Theatre Trust.

Who do you say that I am?

Out of the mystery which involved silence and the slow spreading of news, one figure remains both iconic and deeply human.

In a thrilling imaginative leap, one of Ireland’s greatest writers has given voice to a woman who was forced to bear an unimaginable burden in tumultuous times.

Colm Tóibín’s searingly honest, provocative play asks big questions about what we believe, who we believe, and why. Directed by the internationally-renowned Irish theatre director Garry Hynes, and starring Marie Mullen, this is a play about extraordinary events that continue to shape our world to this day.

World Premiere.



Woman Marie Mullen


Director Garry HynesDesigner Francis O’ConnorLighting Designer Peter MumfordSound Designer Gregory Clarke



★★★★ ‘remarkable ambition ... a beautiful piece of writing … subtly and strikingly poetic’The Irish Times
‘Colm Tóibín’s 'compelling new play ... his poetic prose is littered with lines that glitter like stars'Irish Independent
‘Colm Tóibín’s astonishing dramatic monologue, performed in Garry Hynes’s pitch perfect production by a heart-rending Marie Mullen’ Herald Scotland
'amazingly insightful ... a stunning achievement ... one of those productions which leave you breathless' Sunday Independent