b*spoke Theatre Company in association with The Civic, Ireland

Dinner With Groucho

by Frank McGuinness

World Premiere.

Two men, together, on the edge of heaven.

In a strange restaurant, two American giants who revere each other, Groucho Marx and T.S. Eliot, meet for dinner. Both in their own ways great defiant spirits, they create magic and anarchy, revealing secrets and sorrows. The evening is presided over by the Proprietor, who seems to control the workings of the universe.
Or does she?

In Dinner With Groucho all is revealed, or nearly so...

From the award-winning writer of such iconic plays as Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and The Factory Girls comes this fast-paced fictional dinner date like no other.

Image credit: Barry McCall, detail from T.S. Eliot by Ida Kar © National Portrait Gallery, London

For ages 10+

Funded by the Arts Council
| An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Directed by Loveday Ingram

Set Design by Adam Wiltshire

Costume Design by Joan Bergin

Lighting Design by Paul Keogan

Composition and Sound Design by Conor Linehan

Choreography by David Bolger

Cast includes: Ian Bartholomew as Groucho Marx, Ingrid Craigie as Proprietor and Greg Hicks as T.S. Eliot.


Civic Theatre


26 Sept. 8pm


26 Sept. 8pm

27 - 28 Sept. 8pm

29 Sept. 3pm & 8pm

30 Sept. 8pm

1 Oct. 3pm & 8pm


€20 - €25


70 mins. approx., no interval.

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