A Skull in Connemara @LyricBelfast :11th March – 16th March 2014

A Skull in Connemara

“A deliciously grim fantasy in a staging as earthy and ethereal as a Tim Burton movie.” Irish Times

“Flynn’s assured stylish production is less a revival than an illuminated restoration…. Nothing encapsulates Decadent’s imaginative production more than the courageous, brilliantly executed transition of MacCarthaigh’s inspired set.”  Irish Theatre Magazine

With a cast of Garret Keogh, Maria McDermottroe, Patrick Ryan and Jarlath Tivnan

For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery, making way for new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumours regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years earlier begin to resurface….

Winner of the Evening Standard & George Devine Awards for Most Promising Playwright 1996. Martin McDonagh’s brilliant black comedy, A Skull In Connemara is one of McDonagh’s funniest plays. Nominated for an Olivier award in 1997 the play is guaranteed to make you laugh, squirm and avoid graveyards!

See my review here. CLICK

‘McDonagh’s writing is pitiless but compassionate; he casts a cold, hard but understanding eye on relationships made of mistrust, hesitation, resentment and malevolence‘ – The Sunday Times


Directed by Andrew Flynn (Irish Times Nomination for Best Director 2011)

Set Designed by Owen MacCarthaigh (Irish Times Winner for Best Set design 2008)

Lighting Design by Sinead McKenna (Irish Times Winner for Best Lighting Design 2013)

Sound design by Carl Kennedy (Irish Times Best sound Design nomination 2011)

Presented by Gerry Barnes by arrangement with Decadent Theatre Company


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