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The Night Alive

The Night Alive

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Conor McPherson directs his startling new play, deftly mining the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations. Read More >

The Donmar will continues its celebration of one of the English language’s leading theatrical voices with the world premiere of Conor McPherson’s startling new play, The Night Alive, which he will also direct.

Tommy’s not a bad man, he’s getting by. Renting a rundown room in his uncle Maurice’s house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who’s not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how.

Their past won’t let go easily. But together there’s a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives.

With inimitable warmth, style and craft, McPherson’s new play deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations.




Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 13/06/2013

Opening Night: 19/06/2013

Closing Night: 27/07/2013

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Cast & Creative


Caoilfhionn Dunne, Brian Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Michael McElhatton, Jim Norton


Director - Conor McPherson

Designer - Soutra Gilmour

Lighting Designer - Neil Austin

Sound - Gregory Clarke

Author - Conor McPherson

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