Conor McPherson’s beautiful and intense drama Dublin Carol creates a vivid portrait of a character reaching into the poetic tradition of Irish literature.

John, a man whose life and family have been destroyed by drink, now holds down a steady job at a Dublin undertaker’s office. When his estranged daughter appears on Christmas Eve with disturbing news, it sparks a series of confessions that ultimately offer John a chance to escape the burdens of his past.

Dublin Carol is staged as part of the Donmar Trafalgar season, showcasing the work of directors who were part of the Donmar Warehouse’s Resident Assistant Directors scheme.

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