CURRENT & FORTHCOMING

Medicine

written and directed by Enda Walsh
starring Clare Barrett, Aoife Duffin and Domhnall Gleeson, with Sean Carpio
Black Box Theatre, GIAF Autumn Edition
26 September 2020
A 'one-night-only' peek at a work-in-progress showing.

Breakfast on Pluto

a dazzling new musical
based on the novel by Patrick McCabe
Galway
World Premiere July 2021
World premiere production written by Bob Kelly and composed by Duke Special. Directed and co-created by Des Kennedy.

Pumphouse

The Book of Names: Dublin Port
directed by Louise Lowe
Dublin Port
World Premiere March 2021
A hugely ambitious three-part co-production that plots a singular path through one of the most turbulent times in Irish history.

Theatre for One

by Marina Carr, Stacey Gregg, Emmet Kirwan, Louise Lowe, Mark O’Rowe, Enda Walsh
Abbey Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival
October 2020
★★★★★ 'bracing, thought-provoking and intimate-as-a-whisper'
The Irish Times

PAST PRODUCTIONS

Blood in the Dirt

by Rory Gleeson
Dublin
November 2019
★★★★ 'visceral and powerful in equal measure'Irish Examiner

Asking for It

by Louise O'Neill
adapted by Meadhbh McHugh in collaboration with Annabelle Comyn
Cork | Dublin | Birmingham
June 2018–February 2020
'it is worth the hype'Irish Independent

Grief is the Thing with Feathers

by Max Porter, adapted and directed by Enda Walsh
Galway | Dublin
March–April 2018
★★★★ 'a scintillating story ... combines an intense, furious drama and a pervasive, yielding gentleness.'The Irish Times

The Approach

written and directed by Mark O'Rowe
Dublin | Cork | Edinburgh
February–August 2018
'Three of the finest performers of their generation'The Irish Times

Postcards from the Ledge

by Paul Howard
Dublin | Limerick | Cork | Galway
October 2017–February 2019
★★★★ ‘two hours of unadulterated fun’Irish Daily Mail

The Second Violinist

a new opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh
Galway | Dublin | London | Amsterdam
July 2017–March 2019
★★★★★ ‘exhilarating blend of opera, theatre and film … extraordinary… thrilling’The Guardian

Woyzeck In Winter

adapted and directed by Conall Morrisson
Galway | London | Dublin
July–October 2017
★★★★ ‘brilliant … a pioneering piece of music-theatre’The Guardian

Arlington

written and directed by Enda Walsh
Galway | Dublin | New York
July 2016–May 2017
'riveting fever dream of a play … bravura performances … dazzling video montage'The New York Times

The Last Hotel

a new opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh
Edinburgh | Dublin | London | New York | Luxembourg
August 2015–January 2017
‘potently compact, searingly powerful new chamber work by two of Ireland’s foremost creative voices’The Guardian

Once

book written by Enda Walsh | music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Dublin
July 2015–August 2017
★★★★ ‘winning … exuberant stage rendering … the music is the show’s trump card’ The Irish Times

The Walworth Farce

written and directed by Enda Walsh
Dublin
January–February 2015
★★★★ ‘it’s hard to imagine a better production … the three Gleesons are magnificent’ Irish Daily Maily

Ballyturk

written and directed by Enda Walsh
Galway | Dublin | Cork | London | New York
July 2014–January 2018
‘strange and funny and manic and very, very dark …essential viewing’The Irish Times

Breaking Dad

by Paul Howard
Dublin | Cork | Limerick
April 2014–April 2016
★★★★ 'Paul Howard's latest comedy will have you laughing out loud for two hours'The Irish Times

Howie The Rookie

written and directed by Mark O'Rowe
Dublin | Cork | Galway | Edinburgh | London | New York
June 2013–December 2014
★★★★★ 'a startlingly beautiful one-man version that seems written for its new star'Time Out, New York

These Halcyon Days

by Deirdre Kinahan
New York | Dublin | Monaghan | Sligo | Galway | Navan | Limerick | Tallaght | Carlow | Bray | Cork | Edinburgh
May–August 2013
'it runs a brisk 70 minutes, and for once you might wish to see a play go longer’ New York Times

The Talk of the Town

by Emma Donoghue
Dublin
September–October 2012
‘Emma Donoghue’s beautifully crafted version of the life and work of the remarkable short-story writer Maeve Brennan’The Irish Times

Greener

by Fiona Looney
Dublin
April–May 2012

Testament

by Colm Tóibín
Dublin
September–October 2011
★★★★ ‘remarkable ambition ... a beautiful piece of writing … subtly and strikingly poetic’The Irish Times

Misterman

by Enda Walsh
Galway | New York | London
July 2011–May 2012
★★★★ ‘a monumental staging … Murphy is riveting … a bravura celebration of [Walsh’s] theatrical vision’The Guardian

Between Foxrock and a Hard Place

by Paul Howard
Dublin | Cork
October 2010–April 2011

Knives in Hens

by David Harrower
Dublin
November 2009
‘a searing production … a magnificently primal set, hauntingly lit … an exciting, demanding production of a provocative, disturbing play’ Sunday Independent

October

by Fiona Looney
Dublin | Cork
February–April 2009
‘sharp modern gags … a humorous and passionate play … a very timely, intelligent, poignant and ultimately heart-warming tale'Evening Herald

Miss Julie

by August Strindberg, a version by Frank McGuinness
Dublin
February–March 2008
★★★★ ‘Frank McGuinness’s gripping version ... Walker’s vivid portrayal of Miss Julie … riveting’The Guardian

Alice in Wonderland

adapted for the stage by Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Dublin
November 2007–January 2008
‘children’s theatre of an exceptionally high standard’The Irish Times

The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger

by Paul Howard
Dublin | Cork
November 2007–May 2008
‘Paul Howard has brought his character Ross O’Carroll-Kelly to the stage triumphantly in a wickedly funny play’Irish Mail on Sunday

Blackbird

by David Harrower
Dublin
February–March 2007
★★★★★ ‘this is gripping, heart-breaking theatre’Sunday Business Post

Sleeping Beauty

by Rufus Norris
Dublin
November 2006–January 2007
‘grotesquely comic … a top-notch production’The Irish Times

Underneath the Lintel

by Glen Berger
Dublin | Portlaoise | Bray | Blanchardstown, Dublin | Wexford | Thurles, Tipperary | Ballymun, Dublin | Edinburgh
September 2006–August 2010
★★★★★ ‘provocative, mournful and extremely funny ... it really is unmissable'The Irish Times

The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett, dramatised by Neil Duffield
Dublin
December 2005–January 2006
‘there is joy here, there is hope, and there is a startling level of pure magical transcendence ... an absolute must-see’Sunday Independent

Dandelions

by Fiona Looney
Dublin
October 2005–July 2006
'sparkling stuff ... dream production’ Sunday Tribune

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

by Edward Albee
Dublin
May 2005
‘a fine Irish premiere’The Irish Times

Skylight

by David Hare
Dublin
January–February 2004
‘breathtakingly well-drawn and skilfully judged’The Irish Times