The Saviour

The Everyman, Cork Midsummer Festival, LIVE-STREAMS
19 - 20 June | 3pm & 8pm Saturday 19 and 8pm Sunday

The Everyman, Cork Midsummer Festival, ON-DEMAND
21 - 27 June 2021 | Watch for up to 7 days from when you first activate the link during these dates

The Saviour

written by Deirdre Kinahan
directed by Louise Lowe
starring Marie Mullen and
Brian Gleeson
Landmark Productions

Landmark presents the world premiere of Deirdre Kinahan’s fierce, funny and profound new play as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2021Louise Lowe directs Marie Mullen and Brian Gleeson in three performances which will be broadcast live, using the beautiful Everyman auditorium as a backdrop.

How to Watch
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Show Programme and Playscript
Download the free show programme for The Saviour here. 
Purchase and download The Saviour playscript ebook here, published by Nick Hern Books.

Show Details
Duration: 70 minutes approx (no interval)
Tickets from €15
Age 16+

There’s a new man in Máire’s life.  But some people aren’t happy.

On the morning of her 67th birthday, Máire sits up in bed enjoying a cigarette.  There is a man downstairs.  She is blooming.

The Saviour is a new play that charts the extraordinary shift in social, political and religious life in Ireland over the past thirty years.  It is a play that asks questions about responsibility, about how we respond to trauma, and about the tricky question of forgiveness.

Landmark’s previous work at Cork Midsummer Festival includes Asking for It and Theatre for One. In January of this year, it launched Landmark Live, a new online streaming platform to enable the company to bring the thrill of live theatre to audiences in their homes, wherever they may be.

Share this unique experience with audiences all around the world, and watch The Saviour performed live from the Everyman stage in June.

Supported by the Arts Council through an Arts Grant Funding award.


6pm Tuesday 22 June (Irish Standard Time).

Join a free post-show talk on Tuesday 22 June at 6pm IST (Irish standard time) with writer Deirdre Kinahan, director Louise Lowe, actor Marie Mullen, and producer Anne Clarke, moderated by journalist Meike Krüger. Register here to attend. This interactive Q+A will shed light on this exciting work.

The ‘In the Green Room‘ post-show talk is presented by The Embassy of Ireland in Germany and the Consulate General of Ireland in Frankfurt in partnership with The English Theatre in Frankfurt, English Theatre Berlin and The English Theatre of Hamburg.


Máire Marie MullenMel Brian Gleeson


Writer Deirdre KinahanDirector Louise LoweComposer Conor MitchellCostume Designer Joan O’CleryLighting Designer Mary TumeltySound Designer Cameron Macaulay


The Saviour Programme

Click to download.