A Skull in Connemara – The Play

For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery, making way for new arrivals.   As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumours regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years earlier begin to resurface….nosey neighbours, troublesome teenagers and an ambitious Garda contribute to this macabre, funny play.

Winner of the Evening Standard & George Devine Awards for Most Promising Playwright 1996.  Martin McDonagh’s brilliant black comedy, A Skull in Connemara is one of McDonaghs funniest plays. Nominated for an Olivier award in 1997 the play is guaranteed to make you laugh, squirm and avoid graveyards.

Known as one of McDonagh’s funniest plays, Decadent toured the show on two separate occasions in 2013 and 2014 around Ireland’s biggest theatre venues including The Lyric Belfast, University Concert Hall Limerick, Galway Town Hall Theatre, The Cork Opera House and The Gaiety Theatre Dublin. This 2018 revival, with Pat Shortt playing the role of Mick Dowd, has played Town Hall Theatre and is currently playing at The Olympia Theatre.

 

Reviews

"A rich drama of perverse satisfaction" Irish Times. Read more