Abbey Theatre, Ireland

Last Orders at The Dockside

by Dermot Bolger

Dublin Port, 1980

Following the death of an elderly docker, his friends gather in the local pub, The Dockside, to celebrate his life.

Emotions run high and a powder keg of friction comes to a head as a dockland community come to terms with the challenge of building new lives when old ways get swept away.

Over the course of an evening awash with songs, sharp Dublin wit and tales of life on the Docks, hidden tensions expose fault lines in their complex relationships.

After the success of Ulysses, Dermot Bolger and Graham McLaren reunite to present this Dublin Port Commission as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2019.

Commissioned by Dublin Port Company.

This production is funded by the Arts Council.

Directed by Graham McLaren
Cast Includes: Anthony Brophy, Juliette Crosbie, Stephen Jones, Aidan Kelly, Lisa Lambe, George Murphy, Bríd Ní Neachtain, Terry O'Neill and Jimmy Smallhorne
Movement Director: Vicki Manderson
Set and Costume Design: Alyson Cummins
Lighting Design: Paul Keogan
Composer: Ray Harman
Sound Design: Matt Padden
Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth


Abbey Theatre, on the Abbey Stage


26, 27 & 30 Sept, 1-4 & 7-11 Oct, 7.30pm
28 Sept, 5 & 12 Oct, 2pm & 7.30pm




2 hours and 45 minutes, including an interval

*Please note: due to the popular nature of this show, certain performances may be sold out through Dublin Theatre Festival. If you cannot find tickets for your preferred dates, please try visiting the Abbey Theatre website for more availability.