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The Night Alive (Dublin Theatre Festival and Lyric Theatre Belfast): Sept 22 - Oct 4, Gaiety Theatre

Laurence Kinlan, Adrian Dunbar and Kate Stanley-Brennan star as part of the cast of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson at the Gaiety Theatre from 22 September to 4 October 2015

★★★★★ Extraordinary - The New York Times

★★★★★ Another triumph - Independent on Sunday

Following acclaimed runs at the Donmar Warehouse London and at the Atlantic Theater New York, we're thrilled to present the Irish premiere of this latest play by the writer of 'The Weir', 'The Seafarer' and 'Shining City', in a co-production with the Lyric Theatre Belfast.

Adrian Dunbar, Laurence Kinlan, Ian Lloyd-Anderson, Kate Stanley Brennan and Frank Grimes star in a brand new production of Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive, which will open Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 at the Gaiety Theatre this September. Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, this spellbinding story reveals the humanity to be found even in the most unlikely of situations.

Set in Dublin, The Night Alive tells the story of Tommy – a middle-aged man, just about getting by. He's renting a run-down room in his uncle Maurice’s house, keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the next 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 that they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps.

Contains strong language.


★★★★ 'Rich and detailed script... stellar cast' - The Examiner

'A spectacularly splendid evening's theatre' - The Irish Idependent

★★★★ 'funny, entertaining & thought-provoking… a show well worth seeing!' - The Public Reviews

★★★★ "A fascinating and truly engrossing yarn." - The Herald

"A spectacularly splendid evening's theatre." - The Sunday Independent

★★★★ "Effortlessly comic without ever being less than serious" - The Irish Mail on Sunday

★★★★ "McPherson's award-winning reputation precedes him, and he doesn't disappoint here"
- The Sunday Business Post

Cast and Creative Team:

  • Directed by Conor McPherson
  • Cast: Ian Lloyd-Anderson, Adrian Dunbar, Frank Grimes, Laurence Kinlan, Kate Stanley Brennan
  • Design: Alyson Cummins
  • Lighting Design: Zia Holly
  • Sound Design: Gregory Clarke

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