written by Deirdre Kinahan
directed by Louise Lowe
starring Marie Mullen and
Jamie O'NeillLandmark Productions
‘rare and joyful … ambitious and emotionally complex piece’
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ ‘This riveting play … explodes expectations’
★★★★ ‘the performances are flawless’
Irish Mail on Sunday
The world stage premiere of Deirdre Kinahan’s provocative new play will take place at the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York in July and August. Following an extended run in New York, it will return to Dublin for its Irish stage premiere at the Pavilion Theatre where it will play for two weeks only from 27 September.
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 fiercely funny and utterly gripping new play charts an extraordinary shift in Ireland’s social, political and religious life. It asks questions about responsibility, how we respond to trauma and the tricky question of forgiveness.
It stars the legendary Marie Mullen in a tour-de-force performance. She is joined by Jamie O’Neill in this riveting two-hander directed by one of Ireland’s leading theatre directors, Louise Lowe. The multi-award-winning creative team also includes Ciarán Bagnall, Joan O’Clery and Conor Mitchell.
Duration: 70 minutes approx (no interval)
Purchase and download The Saviour playscript ebook here, published by Nick Hern Books.
The Saviour was first broadcast online in June 2021 as part of Cork Midsummer Festival under the Landmark Live streaming platform.
Landmark would like to acknowledge the continued support of the Arts Council. International touring is supported by Culture Ireland.