A Love Like That

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 - Lesley McGuire
Lance - Geoff Minogue 
Aidan - Peter Gowen
John-Joe - Lalor Roddy
Debbie - Jane McGrath

This production is funded by the Arts Council.

Presented by The Civic in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.


Dun Mhuire Theatre, Wexford
Fri 27 & Sat 28 Sept
Tickets €20 + €1 Tkt fee.
Tickets sold at / through the Wexford Arts Centre

The Civic, Tallaght
1–3 & 5 Oct, 8pm
4 Oct, 3pm & 8pm
Tickets €21–€24
Post-show Discussion 3 Oct with members of the company.