World Premiere of Colm Tóibín’s piercing novel about a broken family, making a family of your own and the cost of caring for each other.
“When I was young, lying in bed, I used to believe that Tuskar was a man and the Blackwater Lightship was a woman and they were both sending signals to each other and to other lighthouses, like mating calls.”
It’s 90s Ireland and HIV/AIDS is still a terminal diagnosis. A sister, a mother and a grandmother, along with two gay friends, have come together to tend to 29-year-old Declan, who has the disease. Can this makeshift family unit face up to the illness and each other?
Funded by the Arts Council | An
Adapted and Directed by David Horan
Set and Costume Design: Maree Kearns
Lighting Design: Kevin Smith
Music and Sound Design: Tom Lane
Ruth McCabe as Dora, Karen Ardiff as Lily, Rachel O'Byrne as Helen, David Rawle as Declan, Donncha O'Dea as Larry, Will O'Connell as Paul, Billie Traynor as Essie
27 & 28 Sept. 7.30pm
29 & 30 Sept. 7.30pm
1 Oct. 2.30pm & 7.30pm
2 Oct. 2.30pm
Audio Described Performance
with Touch Tour:
2 Oct. 12.30pm (before the 2.30pm performance)
€16 - €46
2 hrs.15 mins.approx., incl. interval
1 Oct, post-show (7.30pm)
With David Horan and members of the company.