The Last Return

by Sonya Kelly

Not all good things come to those who wait.

One final night. One last chance. Five people queue for a ticket to the hottest show in town. All they must do is simply wait in line. But what in life is ever simple?

Who will triumph, who will fail, and who will walk away with... The Last Return?

Presented at the Gate Theatre, this new play by acclaimed playwright Sonya Kelly (Once Upon a Bridge, Furniture) is a thrilling comedy about conflict, peace and the pursuit of territory at any cost.

The Last Return at Dublin Theatre Festival follows its world premiere at this year’s Galway International Arts Festival and a run at Traverse Theatre as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

‘wickedly insightful’

—The Irish Times on Furniture


Warnings: Contains adult themes, strong language, strobe lighting and depictions of violence to others.

Cast includes Anna Healy, Bosco Hogan, Fionn Ó Loingsigh and Naima Swaleh

Director: Sara Joyce

Set and Costume Design: Francis O'Connor

Lighting Design: Amy Mae

Sound Design and Composition: Michael John McCarthy

Movement: Jessica and Megan Kennedy (Junk Ensemble)

Dramatherapy: Wabriya King

Hair and Make-Up: Gráinne Coughlan

Associate Costume Designer: Clíodhna Hallissey

Assistant Director: Katie O’Halloran


Gate Theatre


13 Oct


13 Oct. 7.30pm
14-15 Oct. 7.30pm

This show will run until Nov. 5th at the Gate Theatre. Visit https://www.gatetheatre.ie/ for more info.


€15 - €40


80 mins., no interval.

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Fri 14 Oct, 7.30pm Unavailable
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