Shining City

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About the Show Less...

Conor McPherson's new play about a haunted man seeking help. Read More >

Shining CityIn Dublin a man comes to a counsellor seeking help. He claims to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife. But what begins as just an unusual encounter becomes a desperate struggle between the living and the dead a struggle which will shape and define both men for the rest of their lives.

Conor McPherson’s previous plays for the Royal Court are The Weir and Dublin Carol.  His other work as writer/director includes Port Authority (New Ambassador),  St Nicholas (Bush) and This Lime Tree Bower (Bush).


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 04/06/2004

Opening Night: 09/06/2004

Closing Night: 07/08/2004

Running time: 1h40

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Cast & Creative


Michael McElhatton, Tom Murphy & Stanley Townsend


Director - Conor McPherson

Producer - Royal Court

Designer - Rae Smith

Sound - Ian Dickinson

Author - Conor McPherson

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