A Skull in Connemara

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company present

A Skull in Connemara

By Martin McDonagh

Friday 22 May - Saturday 6 June 2015

Main House - £9.50 - £28.50

Details

Mick Dowd’s wife died seven years ago. An accident it was, so they said. But now the local cemetery’s full; it’s time for a clear-out, and as the spades dig down into the earth of Connemara, might it be more than just bones they find? Might the secrets of seven years ago be exhumed as well?

From the Quentin Tarantino of the stage, the writer of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, this uproarious comedy digs beneath the tranquil surface of life in rural Ireland.

Please be advised that there is strong language in this show.

“McDonagh’s gift is at its most naked and infectious …it leaves you giddy with gruesome exhilaration”
Financial Times

“A macabre little masterpiece…”
The Spectator

“This slice of Irish gothic isn’t for the faint-hearted: with all the fecks and blood and smashing of skulls, it’s a bit of an assault on the senses.”
Time Out

CAST

MaryJohnny Rafferty Paddy Glynn
Mairtin Hanlon Rhys Dunlop
Mick Dowd Ged McKenna
Thomas Hanlon Paul Carroll

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Fiona Buffini
Designer Madeleine Girling

Dates & Times

A Skull in Connemara - Fri 22 May 7:45pm Fri 22 May Main House 7:45pm Hot Night £9.50 - £12
A Skull in Connemara - Sat 23 May 7:45pm Sat 23 May Main House 7:45pm £9.50 - £12
A Skull in Connemara - Mon 25 May 7:45pm Mon 25 May Main House 7:45pm Hot Night £9.50 - £12
A Skull in Connemara - Tue 26 May 7:00pm Tue 26 May Main House 7:00pm Press Night £10.50 - £26.50
A Skull in Connemara - Thu 28 May 7:45pm Thu 28 May Main House 7:45pm £10.50 - £26.50
A Skull in Connemara - Fri 29 May 7:45pm Fri 29 May Main House 7:45pm £10.50 - £26.50
A Skull in Connemara - Sat 30 May 2:30pm Sat 30 May Main House 2:30pm Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £15
A Skull in Connemara - Sat 30 May 7:45pm Sat 30 May Main House 7:45pm £11.50 - £28.50
A Skull in Connemara - Tue 2 Jun 7:45pm Tue 2 Jun Main House 7:45pm £10.50 - £26.50
A Skull in Connemara - Wed 3 Jun 7:45pm Wed 3 Jun Main House 7:45pm Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £26.50
A Skull in Connemara - Thu 4 Jun 1:30pm Thu 4 Jun Main House 1:30pm £10.50 - £15
A Skull in Connemara - Thu 4 Jun 7:45pm Thu 4 Jun Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance £10.50 - £26.50
A Skull in Connemara - Fri 5 Jun 7:45pm Fri 5 Jun Main House 7:45pm Sign Interpreted £10.50 - £26.50
A Skull in Connemara - Sat 6 Jun 7:45pm Sat 6 Jun Main House 7:45pm £11.50 - £28.50

Reviews

“Absorbing and remorselessly gripping”
Nottingham Post

“Delightful. A beauty of a pitch black Irish Comedy”
The Public Reviews

“Something of a triumph.”
Exeunt Magazine

“One of the funniest shows I have seen this year.”
Newark Advertiser

“Genius!”
Theatre World Magazine

“McDonagh’s gift is at its most naked and infectious …it leaves you giddy with gruesome exhilaration”
Financial Times

“A macabre little masterpiece…”
The Spectator

“This slice of Irish gothic isn’t for the faint-hearted: with all the fecks and blood and smashing of skulls, it’s a bit of an assault on the senses.”
Time Out

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