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Decadent Theatre and Galway Arts Centre Present

national tour 2023

From A Low And Quiet Sea

by Donal Ryan

Four characters, four lost souls, searching for a version of home. Adapted from his Booker Prize nominated novel by Donal Ryan, the original cast and Andrew Flynn. Directed by Andrew Flynn.

Gaiety Productions in association with Decadent Theatre Company

The Irish Premiere of

Hangmen

by Martin McDonagh

In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging? Amongst the local reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit…

Decadent Theatre Company & Town Hall Theatre present

THE WORLD PREMIERE of

The Chief

by Jimmy Murphy

A new play that reveals the man behind the iconic historical figure of Michael Collins, exploring his intimate relationship with Kitty Kiernan, his dream for a united Ireland and his guilt at taking arms against former comrades. Marking the centenary of Michael Collins’s death in August 1922, this is a story that speaks directly to the Ireland of today.

Galway International Arts Festival

From A Low And Quiet Sea

Post Show Discussion

Host: Dr Charlotte McIvor

NUI Galway Drama and Theatre Studies Lecturer, Dr Charlotte McIvor, speaks with the cast and director of 'From a Low and Quiet Sea', an adaptation of Donal Ryan’s Booker Prize-nominated novel at Galway International Arts Festival 2022

Decadent Enrichment Programme

Curated by Dani Gill

A Writer's View

Blackbird

Three acclaimed writers reflect on the unsettling genius of David Harrower's play after attending a performance in Limerick's Belltable theatre. Edel Coffey chairs a video conversation with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald and Donal Ryan.

National Tour April - June 2022

Blackbird

by David Harrower

Fifteen years ago, Una and Ray had a relationship. They haven’t set eyes on each other since. Now, years later she is an adult… and she’s found him again.

Decadent Enrichment Programme

Curated by Dani Gill

Place: Reflections on EDEN

Lisa McInerney & Donal Ryan

Writers Lisa McInerney and Donal Ryan, reflect on the nature of small Irish towns, gossip and truth, identity and community, in Eden by Eugene O’Brien. Video discussion curated and introduced by Dani Gill.

Decadent Enrichment Programme

Draoicht Arts Centre

EDEN podcast

Marriage in Ireland 2021

The Irish divorce rate is at an all time high. Why? After a performance of EDEN, 3 panelists discuss relationships and the Irish way of marriage. Kate Gunn, author of 'Untying the Knot, How to Consciously Uncouple in the Real World', Peter McNamara, journalist and editor of 'Holy Show' Arts & Culture magazine and Maeve Fitzgerald, actor from the show, use the play as a jumping off point.

20-Venue Autumn Tour 2021

6 October - 27 November

Eden

by Eugene O'Brien

Eden is the powerful story of an ordinary relationship on an extraordinary weekend. Billy and Breda are approaching their 10th wedding anniversary. Breda is determined that this will be the weekend that saves their marriage. But Billy is more concerned with Imelda, the beautiful young woman he has his eye on. From the writer of hit RTÉ drama Pure Mule, Eden is a story of stale love and fresh lust

Galway International Arts Festival

1-11 September 2021

There Are Little Kingdoms

by Kevin Barry

The recent World premiere dramatisation of Kevin Barry's acclaimed short story collection that chronicled the uncertainty and absurdity of life in the towns and the cities of a rapidly changing Ireland.