The Dead

The Dead

MoLI [Museum of Literature Ireland]

22 November 2024–12 January 2025

Useful Information

Tickets: Exclusive pre-sale from 9am Tuesday 25 June. Register here for early access. General booking opens 9am Wednesday, 26 June.
Ticket Prices: €30 (conc) – €75. Please note that concession tickets are limited for each performance – over 10% of all tickets are provided at the concessionary rate.
Groups: 10% discount for groups of 20 or more
Venue: MoLI, 85 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Dead

by James Joyce
adapted and directed by Louise Lowe
by James Joyce
adapted and directed by Louise Lowe

James Joyce’s The Dead is one of the greatest short stories ever written. Experience it as you never have before. 

Two of Ireland’s leading theatre companies – ANU and Landmark – come together, in association with MoLI, the Museum of Literature Ireland, to present a thrilling immersive theatre experience of The Dead, in the rich historical interior and unseen rooms of MoLI at 85 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Adapted and directed by Louise Lowe and designed by Owen Boss, the cast of 12 of Ireland’s most exciting actors includes Marty Rea as Gabriel Conroy and Maeve Fitzgerald as Gretta. 

The Misses Morkan’s annual dance was always a great affair. The evening will start as audiences arrive in the hallway of 85 St Stephen’s Green, to be greeted by the maid Lily – who is literally run off her feet – before taking the journey up the opulent staircase, to embark on an evening of laughter, music, food and dance – ending in an epiphany like no other.

Snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves … his soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.

This unique production will take place across the Christmas period. Beloved both by readers, and by viewers of John Huston’s iconic film The Dead, this promises to be an unforgettable evening, and a uniquely intimate way for small audience groups to experience Joyce’s masterpiece. Early booking is strongly advised.

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Cast includes

Gabriel Conroy Marty ReaGretta Maeve Fitzgerald


Adapted and directed by Louise LoweDesigned by Owen BossCostumes designed by Joan O’CleryLighting designed by Ciarán BagnallSound designed by Carl Kennedy


The Dead | Promotional ImagesPhotos: Patricio Cassinoni