written by Deirdre Kinahan
directed by Louise Lowe
starring Marie Mullen and
Brian GleesonLandmark Productions
★★★★ ‘This riveting play … explodes expectations’
★★★★ ‘the performances are flawless’
Irish Mail on Sunday
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’s a man downstairs. She is blooming. Deirdre Kinahan’s fierce and funny play features ‘blazing performances‘ (Irish Times) from Marie Mullen and Brian Gleeson. The Saviour charts an extraordinary shift in Ireland’s social, political and religious life, asking questions about responsibility, how we respond to trauma and the tricky question of forgiveness.
Directed by Louise Lowe and starring Marie Mullen and Brian Gleeson, Deirdre Kinahan’s fierce, funny and profound new play was first broadcast from The Everyman on 19 and 20 June, 2021 as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2021.
Duration: 70 minutes approx (no interval)
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. Save 40% and pay just £5.99 (RRP £9.99). Enter SAVIOURNHB40 at checkout.
Captioned Performance and Audio Description
A captioned (subtitled) performance is available to watch on demand. An audio described introduction Is available here and a downloadable transcript is here. For patrons who are visually impaired, this Audio Described Introduction serves as a spoken programme.
Watch a post-show talk here with writer Deirdre Kinahan, director Louise Lowe, actor Marie Mullen, and producer Anne Clarke. The ‘In the Green Room‘ post-show talk was presented online on Tuesday 22 June 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. It was moderated by journalist Meike Krüger.