This September and October don’t miss the Irish premiere of The Night Alive, as part of the 2015 Dublin Theatre Festival programme at the Gaiety Theatre.
The play first premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London and afterwards transferred to the Atlantic Theatre Company, New York, where it won the 2014 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.
Running for two weeks only, from 22nd September to 4th October, the production features a stellar cast that includes 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).
Set in Dublin, The Night Alive tells the story of Tommy, a middle aged man just about getting by. He is 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 has not had it easy herself, and struggles through life the only way she knows how. Their past won’t let go easily but together there is a glimmer of hope that they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps.
With warmth, style and craft, Conor McPherson’s spellbinding play deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations and is set to become one of the highlights of the year.
Previews take place on 22nd and 23rd September at 7.30pm. Performances for 24th, 25th and 29th September are at 7.30pm. Performances on Saturday 26th and Saturday 3rd October are at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Performances on Sunday 27th October and Sunday 4th October are at 2.30pm.
Tickets are priced from €15 to €45 and may be purchased online or by calling the box office at 0818 719388.
South King Street
Tel: 0818 719 388 (Box Office)
Lead image via Dublin Theatre Festival; cast photo courtesy Lyric Theatre Belfast