The Approach

Project Arts Centre, Dublin
1–24 February 2018

Everyman, Cork
27 February–3 March 2018

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

The Approach

written and directed by Mark O'RoweLandmark Productions

Listen carefully …

Three women.

Three conversations.

As the details of what they share begin to diverge, we realise that a subtle game of survival is being played.

Both psychological puzzle and quietly devastating tragedy, The Approach explores the inner lives of Anna, Cora and Denise as they desperately try to make sense of their world.

What will their conversations reveal? And what does each of them have to hide?

Starring three of Ireland’s leading actors: Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sullivan, 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.

World Premiere.


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


'Three of the finest performers of their generation'The Irish Times
★★★★★ ‘compelling new work … stunning study of everyday relationships' The Observer
'O'Rowe's quite simply stunning new play'Sunday Independent
★★★★ 'beautiful ... riveting'Irish Mail on Sunday


Photographer: Patrick Redmond