EVERYMAN PALACE THEATRE PRESENTS
DIRECTED BY PATRICK TALBOT
An absorbing production … classic Irish theatre – Metro
FEBRUARY 5TH – 10TH
THE EVERYMAN PALACE THEATRE
It’s Christmas Eve and Dublin undertaker John Plunkett is upbeat as he shares his wit and wisdom with his young assistant. An unexpected visit from his estranged daughter changes the mood and forces him to confront his chaotic past. Funny and compassionate, DUBLIN CAROL is one of the most revealing plays written by one of Ireland’s most exciting playwrights.
Conor McPherson is the author of The Weir and Shining City. His play The Seafarer recently enjoyed sell out success at the National Theatre in London. The Seafarer has been nominated for Best Play in the 2007 Olivier Awards.
The Irish regional premiere of Conor McPherson’s, DUBLIN CAROL opened to a packed house and critical acclaim in Tallaght’s Civic Theatre on January 24th. After a successful stint in the Civic, the Everyman Palace Theatre production will open for a 5 night run in Cork, with dates in Tralee, Galway, Ennis, Kilkenny and Limerick to follow.
DUBLIN CAROL features Liam Carney, Vanessa Keogh and Stephen Kelly. Liam Carney, who will play John Plunkett, appeared in Gangs Of New York, directed by Martin Scorsese and Braveheart, directed by Mel Gibson. His many stage appearances include Homeland by Paul Mercier at The Abbey and Frozen by Bryony Lavery at the Project.
The production is directed by Patrick Talbot, Artistic Director of the Everyman Palace Theatre, with set design by Sabine D’argent, lighting by Conleth White and costumes by Leonore McDonagh.
Sabine D’argent and Leonore McDonagh have each received a nomination for Irish Times Theatre Awards. Sabine was nominated for Best Designer: Set, for the B Spoke production of Hysteria, by Terry Johnson, and for the Druid Theatre production of The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh. Leonore received a nomination for Best Designer: Costume, for the Gate Theatre production of Come and Go by Samuel Beckett, and the Abbey Theatre production of The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
– The Irish Times
McPherson writes like a dream. Dublin Carol works an ingenious spell
Carney’s performance is edgy and physical and deeply empathetic
– The Irish Times
an elegant piece of writing and an unblinking examination of a very human character
– The Sunday Business Post
Talbot’s direction is forceful and intelligent, and keeps his cast perfectly focused
– Sunday Independent
Everyman Palace Theatre, MacCurtain Street, Cork:
Runs Monday February 5th – Saturday 10th @ 8pm
Tickets €25 / €18
20% Discount on €25 Tickets when you book online on www.everymanpalace.com
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