Preview Thursday, October 13th Opens Friday, October 14th Runs until Saturday, November 12th 2022
EXTRA DATES ADDED! Now running to November 12th 2022
The performance on Monday, October 17th was followed by a post-show discussion with Sonya Kelly and members of The Last Return cast, moderated by Róisín McBrinn, Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre.
There was an ISL-interpreted performance on Saturday, October 15th at 7.30pm.
‘A shocking and very funny play’ ‘A true work of genius’
★★★★ The Irish Times ★★★★★ The Times
‘Blisteringly funny’ ‘A spectacular piece of theatre’
★★★★★ The Arts Desk ★★★★★ The Wee Review
‘Pitch black comic mayhem’ ‘Elegant and powerful … beautifully delivered’
★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘Hottest ticket in town … hilarious’
‘Sonya Kelly establishes herself as a major Irish playwright’
‘a very smart play which makes you laugh and wince in equal measure’
Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor
Not all good things come to those who wait.
One final night. One last chance. Five people queue for a ticket to the hottest show in town. All they must do is simply wait in line. But what in life is ever simple?
Who will triumph, who will fail, and who will walk away with… The Last Return?
Presented with the Gate Theatre, this new play by acclaimed playwright Sonya Kelly (Once Upon a Bridge, Furniture) is a thrilling comedy about conflict, peace and the pursuit of territory at any cost.
The Last Return at Dublin Theatre Festival follows its world premiere production at this year’s Galway International Arts Festival and a run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Content warning: Please note that this production contains adult themes, strong language, strobe lighting, haze effects and depictions of violence to others.
The Last Return Company
Ticket Person: Anna Healy Newspaper Man: Bosco Hogan Military Man: Fionn Ó Loingsigh Umbrella Woman: Rebecca O’Mara Woman in Pink: Naima Swaleh
Director: Sara Joyce Set and Costume Design: Francis O’Connor Lighting Design: Amy Mae Sound Design and Composition: Michael John McCarthy Movement: Jessica and Megan Kennedy (Junk Ensemble) Dramatherapy: Wabriya King Hair and Make-Up: Gráinne Coughlan Associate Costume Designer: Clíodhna Hallissey Assistant Director: Katie O’Halloran
Photography by Ste Murray The above trailer features the Galway and Edinburgh company of The Last Return, including Fiona Bell as Umbrella Woman.
Preview: Thursday, October 13th, 2022 Opening Night: Friday, October 14th, 2022 Run: Friday, October 14th to Saturday, November 5th, 2022 Monday to Friday: 7.30pm Saturday, October 15th: 7.30pm Saturdays, October 22nd and 29th and November 5th: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
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