The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger

The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger

Past Performances

Cork Opera House

13–17 May 2008

Olympia Theatre

1 April–10 May 2008

Olympia Theatre

12 November–5 December 2007

World Premiere

Olympia Theatre | November 2007

The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger

by Paul HowardLandmark Productions in association with MCD

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly was a man who had it all – a cool set of wheels, a gaff on the right side of town and a face that made boyfriends jealous. But after the boom came the bang. South Dublin’s most eligible married man is left penniless and alone thanks to pure bad luck. Well, that, an investigation by the Criminal Assets Bureau into the source of his old man’s wealth and getting caught conkers-deep in the family nanny. Are the good times really over? Is it too much to hope for another economic miracle.

Cast 2007

Fionnuala Susan FitzgeraldRonan Rory KeenanSorcha Lisa LambeCharles Philip O’SullivanRoss Rory Nolan

Cast 2008

Fionnuala Susan FitzgeraldRonan Laurence KinlanSorcha Lisa LambeCharles Philip O’SullivanRoss Rory Nolan


Director Jimmy FayAssociate Director David HoranDesigner Conor MurphyLighting Designer Sinéad McKennaSound Designer Philip Stewart



‘Paul Howard has brought his character Ross O’Carroll-Kelly to the stage triumphantly in a wickedly funny play’Irish Mail on Sunday
‘Really good lines, culling belly laughs from the audience … beautifully designed by Conor Murphy. The cast and director, Jimmy Fay, are class acts … it’ll likely be a roaring success’ Sunday Tribune
‘great jokes, great laughs … really, really well done’ RTE, The View
‘Paul Howard’s fantastic aptitude for dialogue … spot-on character portrayal … the execution of Paul Howard’s material may be almost perfect at the hands of director Jimmy Fay and his five-strong cast’ Irish Independent