The Approach – Live Broadcast

Project Arts Centre, Live Broadcast
21 January 2021
23 January 2021 7:30
24 January 2021 9:00

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh
2–26 August 2018

Everyman, Cork
27 February–3 March 2018

Project Arts Centre, Dublin
1–24 February 2018

The Approach – Live Broadcast

written and directed by Mark O'Rowe
starring Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O'Sullivan
Landmark Productions
in association with Project Arts Centre and St. Ann's Warehouse

Show Times: 21 & 23 Jan, 7:30pm | 24 Jan, 9pm | Running Time: 60 minutes

Post-show Talk: Join the cast and writer/director Mark O’Rowe in conversation with Louise O’Neill on Saturday 23 January.

How to Watch: For information on how to watch the live broadcast click here.

Following previous sell-out performances in Edinburgh and Dublin, The Approach now makes its debut on the virtual world stage with three live broadcasts this January from Project Arts Centre.

“It takes a crisis of some sort sometimes, or an upheaval, for people to really evaluate how they feel about one another, doesn’t it?”

Utterly riveting and engrossing, Mark O’Rowe’s remarkable play reveals a profound truth about relationships, and about our deep, abiding need to make sense of our world.

Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora and Denise. What will they reveal to each other?  And what does each of them have to hide? 

The Approach is a play about being human, an exploration of betrayal, and an appeal to listen before it’s too late.

When The Approach first premiered at Project Arts Centre in 2018 it was hailed by audiences and critics alike and received a raft of reviews across the board. These live broadcast performances will bring back to the stage ‘three of the finest performers of their generation’ (The Irish Times) – Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sullivan – in what have been described as ‘breathtaking performances’ – ★★★★★ The Observer.


7:30pm Thursday 21 January
7:30pm Thursday 21 January – Live Captioned performance
7:30pm Saturday 23 January + Post-show talk*
9:00pm Sunday 24 January

Duration: 60 minutes.

Please Note: These are live show broadcasts from Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Our virtual theatre foyer will open 15 minutes before show time.

* Post-show talk: Join the cast and writer/director Mark O’Rowe in conversation with Louise O’Neill on Saturday 23 January.

Wherever you are in the world, we hope you’ll come together online with friends and family, to experience this wonderfully absorbing play for yourself.


The Approach is performed live. What you will see on your screen really is happening on-stage at Project Arts Centre. 

The Approach will be streamed by Ticket Co, a company specializing in live-streamed events. You will move to the Ticket Co site to make your booking. After booking a ticket, you will be sent a link to watch the show online at the set time. This link will be sent via email and by text. Links are unique to ticket buyers and can only be used on one device – they can not be shared.

The live stream can be watched on a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone and Ticket Co also has Google and Apple TV plugins, meaning ticket buyers can watch on their TVs.

Landmark Live is a new online streaming platform that will enable the company to bring its remarkable productions to audiences in their homes wherever they may be. The Approach is the first production to be streamed. On 30 January, Happy Days by Samuel Beckett will be broadcast live from the Olympia Theatre. 

The Approach by Mark O’Rowe received its world premiere in Project Arts Centre, Dublin on February 6, 2018. It played at Assembly as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, supported by Culture Ireland GB18: Promoting Irish arts in Britain.


Cora Cathy BeltonDenise Derbhle CrottyAnna Aisling O’Sullivan


Writer and Director Mark O’RoweSet and Lighting Designer Sinéad McKennaCostume Designer Joan O’ClerySound Designer Philip Stewart


★★★★★ ‘compelling new work … stunning study of everyday relationships' The Observer
'Three of the finest performers of their generation'The Irish Times
★★★★ 'brilliantly subtle and utterly engrossing'Sunday Business Post
'O'Rowe's quite simply stunning new play'Sunday Independent


Photographer: Patrick Redmond