Halcyon Days

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh
1–25 August 2013

Everyman Theatre, Cork
22–23 March 2013

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
19–20 July 2013

George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow
16–17 July 2013

Civic Theatre, Tallaght
9–13 July 2013

The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
5–6 July 2013

Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
1–2 July 2013

Town Hall Theatre, Galway
25–29 June 2013

Hawk's Well, Sligo
22–23 June 2013

Garage Theatre, Monaghan
20–21 June 2013

Olympia Theatre, Dublin
12–15 June 2013

Irish Arts Center, New York
7 May–2 June 2013

Halcyon Days

by Deirdre KinahanLandmark Productions

It took a while. But they found each other.

Seán sits alone, abandoned to his memories of a life in the theatre, when in storms Patricia, a feisty woman with a zest for life and an eye for a handsome man.

A wary intimacy soon develops between the two – an unforeseen relationship by turns charming and combative, tender and funny.

Writer of critically acclaimed international plays Moment and Bogboy (‘a ferociously funny and unexpectedly shattering writer’ – Metro, London), Deirdre Kinahan’s new drama is infused with her hallmark wry humour and humanity.

Originally produced by Tall Tales Theatre Company and Solstice Arts Centre, and premiered during the 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival, Halcyon Days is a glorious celebration of the human spirit against the odds.



Seán Stephen BrennanPatricia Anita Reeves


Director David HoranSet and Designer Maree KearnsLighting Designer Kevin SmithComposer and Sound Designer Trevor KnightChreographer Muirne Bloomer


'it runs a brisk 70 minutes, and for once you might wish to see a play go longer’ New York Times
'a minor miracle ... a treat to watch two of Ireland's best-known theatre actors ... the play left me emerging into sunshine to look with new eyes upon the crowds enjoying the spring day' Irish Echo
‘a wonderful balance between humour and poignancy...a rich blend of both unintentional hilarity and insightful wit’Entertainment.ie
‘Tender and dark, Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan tickles the funnybone as much as it pulls at the heartstrings… the performances are stellar, and Kinahan's message is an important one’Evening Herald