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These Halcyon Days

by Deirdre Kinahan

Nominated Best New Play in Irish Times Theatre Awards 2012

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, These Halcyon Days is a glorious celebration of the human spirit against the odds.

The show had its New York premiere at the Irish Arts Center in May, and will tour Ireland in June/July 2013. See a full list of touring dates HERE.

New York Press Coverage HERE

Tender and dark, Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan tickles the funnybone as much as it pulls at the heartstringsthe performances are stellar, and Kinahan's message is an important one’ – Evening Herald

delightful and charming … exquisite comic timing …. a marvellous production with two crowning performances’ –

‘what distinguishes Kinahan’s play – what gives it its pulse – is its finely-drawn characters … Kinahan could ask for no better actors than Stephen Brennan and Anita Reeves to bring her characters to life’ - The Irish Times

a wonderful balance between humour and poignancy...a rich blend of both unintentional hilarity and insightful wit’ -

These Halcyon Days cast & creative team

Watch the author, Deirdre Kinahan, talk about the play here

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The Times, August 14th 2013