Decadent Theatre Company, Ireland

A Love Like That

by Billy Roche

A bittersweet new play by Billy Roche (The Wexford Trilogy and The Cavalcaders) set in a provincial library on the cusp of its transfer to new premises.

A Love Like That tells the story of Ellen, a senior librarian coping with the advice and warnings of an ambitious younger colleague. Together they bear the upset suffered by the library staff and their loyal readers – in particular John-Joe, a down-at-heel homeless man and Aidan, a sensible widower – at the impending move.

In a time of disruption, Ellen finds escape by reuniting with her old flame Lance, a charming wanderer who has returned home from his travels. Ellen faces betrayal on all sides but her warrior self finds hope and light in the process of change.

This production is funded by the Arts Council.

Presented by The Civic in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.

Directed by Andrew Flynn
Lighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall
Sound Design: Carl Kennedy


Civic Theatre


1–3 & 5 Oct, 8pm
4 Oct, 3pm & 8pm




2 hrs 15 mins incl. interval.