DTF lauched a while ago but we knew one of the main attractions already anyways

Posted: August 28, 2015 in Theatre
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Adrian Dunbar, Frank Grimes, Laurence Kinlan, Ian Lloyd-Anderson and Kate Stanley Brennan act int in this Dublin Theatre Festival premiere production, directed by the playwright himself,  Conor McPherson, and with sound design by Gregory Clarke, The Night Alive by Conor McPherson is tipped to be one of the highlights of Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 and it is making its Irish premiere thus its a two birds one stone senario


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.

The stellar cast will feature Adrian Dunbar (BBC’s ‘Line of Duty’), Frank Grimes (who played the young Brendan Behan in the premiere stage production of ‘The Borstal Boy’ in 1967), Kate Stanley Brennan (Dollhouse), Laurence Kinlan and Ian Lloyd-Anderson (both ‘Love / Hate’).With warmth, style and craft, Conor McPherson’s spellbinding play deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations.

A masterstroke from as writer and director” ★★★★

Time Out


The Night Alive first premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London and afterwards transferred to the Atlantic Theater Company, New York where it won the 2014 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. Now it makes its Irish premiere as part of the 2015 Dublin Theatre Festival programme on the Gaiety stage for two weeks only.


Don’t miss one of the highlights of the theatre year.

This play contains strong language from the out set


  1. linnetmoss says:

    Saw this at the Donmar and in NYC– to me it is up there with The Weir and The Seafarer. http://linnetmoss.com/2013/09/20/the-gift-of-the-magi/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s