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About the Show Less...

A family comes together in their crumbling ancestral home to celebrate a wedding. Read More >

AristocratsAt their ancestral home in County Donegal, a family comes together to celebrate a wedding. The crumbling walls of the manor are testament to an opulent way of life that is on its last legs. While the patriarch barks out orders and accusations, the young generations spend their time reinventing stories about the big house’s history.

Friel is one of Ireland’s most lauded playwrights, with plays including Dancing At Lughnasa, Making History, Fathers And Sons, Translations (all of which have been staged at the National), and The Home Place (seen this summer at the Comedy theatre).


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 02/07/2005

Opening Night: 12/07/2005

Closing Night: 13/10/2005

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Cast & Creative


Dervla Kirwan, Peter McDonald, Gina McKee, Andrew Scott


Director - Tom Cairns

Designer - Tom Cairns

Lighting Designer - Bruno Poet

Author - Brian Friel

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