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A mysterious accident. A dead husband. People are talking. Secrets are resurfacing from the depths. Is the past ever truly dead?

A Druid and Gate Theatre Co-Production



Cast & Creatives

Cast Includes: TBA

  • Director
    Garry Hynes
  • Set & Costume Designer
    Francis O'Connor
  • Lighting Designer
    James F. Ingalls

Dates & Tickets

Galway Tickets available from 29 May 2019
Dublin Tickets available from 29 May 2019


Starts Friday 20 September 2019

Tickets: Available Wednesday 29 May 2019

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Preview: Wednesday 2 October 2019
Opening Night: Thursday 3 October 2019
Matinees: Saturday – 2.30pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday – 7.30pm

Age Guidance: TBD

Running Time: TBD

Sign Language Interpreted Performance: TBA

Tickets: from €15. Available from Wednesday 29 May 2019

About Nancy Harris

Nancy Harris is an award-winning playwright from Dublin.

Theatre credits include:
Two Ladies, Bridge Theatre, London
The Red Shoes, Gate Theatre, Dublin
Our New Girl, Bush Theatre, London and Atlantic Theater, New York
No Romance, Peacock Theatre, Dublin
Baddies: The Musical, Unicorn Theatre, London
Love In A Glass Jar, Peacock Theatre Dublin
Journey to X, National Theatre Connections
The Kreutzer Sonata, Gate Theatre, London and La Mama, New York

Nancy received The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and The Stewart Parker Award for her debut full- length play No Romance in 2012. She was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. She has also written for radio and television and was nominated for a BAFTA as a Breakthrough Talent in 2014 for her writing on the Channel 4 series Dates.

About Druid

Druid was founded in Galway in 1975 by Garry Hynes, Marie Mullen and Mick Lally, the first professional Irish theatre company outside of Dublin.

The company’s successes include: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, in a co-production with the Royal Court Theatre, which went on to win four Tony Awards, including Best Director for Garry Hynes, the first woman to win an award for directing in the history of the Tony Awards; The Leenane Trilogy (with the Royal Court); DruidSynge – all six John Millington Synge plays in a single day; DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy (2013), a trilogy of Conversations on a Homecoming, A Whistle in the Dark and Famine; DruidShakespeare: Richard II, Henry IV (Part One), Henry IV (Part Two) and Henry V in a new adaptation by Mark O’Rowe (2015); and Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett which opened at Galway International Arts Festival (2016) and by the end of 2018 had toured Ireland twice, played at the Abbey Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival and several US cities and prestigious venues including New York’s Lincoln Center.

Druid is a writer’s theatre, premiering new work annually, while exploring ambitious projects such as DruidShakespeare: Richard III (2018). The company continues to nurture playwrights through its new writing programme while also reimagining classics from Beckett’s Waiting for Godot to John B. Keane’s Sive. At the heart of our artistic programme is the Druid Ensemble who work closely with the Artistic Director and the Druid team to deliver a varied and ambitious body of work.

Dublin Theatre Festival 2019

The Beacon is part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2019. Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event that brings together artists, theatre-makers and audiences from Ireland and around the world. Learn More. 



Booking Available from 29 May