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27 January 2014 - 2 February 2014
by Martin McDonagh Author of In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths & the celebrated Leenane Trilogy.
 
Presented by Decadent Theatre Company ‘Skull in Connemara’ will run at The Gaiety Theatre from 27thJanuary – 2nd February 2014.  The Cast Includes Garrett 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….nosey neighbours, troublesome teenagers and an ambitious Garda contribute to this macabre, funny play. 

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 McDonaghs funniest plays. Nominated for an Olivier award in 1997 the play is guaranteed to make you laugh, squirm and avoid graveyards!
 
A deliciously grim fantasy in a staging as earthy and ethereal as a Tim Burton movie.  Decadent astutely seek out work that is as crowd-pleasing as it is ambitious.” The Irish Times
 
'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
 
“Flynn’s assured, stylish production is less a revival than an illuminated restoration….Nothing encapsulates Decadent’s imaginative production more than the transition – courageous, brilliantly executed transition – of MacCarthaigh’s inspired set.” Irish Theatre Magazine
 
GARRETT KEOGH is cast as Mick Dowd.  Garrett Trained at the Abbey Theatre School of Acting. As a member of the Abbey Company he performed in Juno and the Paycock, The Plough and the Stars, and premieres of I Do not Like Thee Dr Fell, and A Life.   With Jim Sheridan, Neil Jordan, Paula Meehan and others, he founded the Children’s T Company, making and bringing theatre to schools, playgrounds, Dollymount Strand and the Dublin mountains.   He worked on Broadway, the West End, Hong Kong, Wellington New Zealand, Tulsa Oklahoma, Kenmare, Ballythomas, Hartstown and Skibbereen.   TV and film includes Veronica Guerin, A Love Divided, Angela’s Ashes, Jack Taylor, Honeymoon For One, and Corp Agus Anam.    As a writer he was awarded a Stewart Parker/BBC Radio Drama Award, a P. J. O’Connor Radio Drama Award, and an Oireachtas Script Theilifíse Award.
 
One of the best known actors is MARIA McDERMOTTROE, who comes from a family long-associated with drama in the Northwest. Maria is recognisable from roles in a range of TV and film productions, as well as her appearances on stage. A glimpse of her work to date includes The Boxer, The Dead, Veronica Guerin, Killinaskully, and Glenroe.
 
The cast also includes PATRICK RYAN who is well known for his roles in RTE's 'Trivia', 'Pure Mule' and 'Whistleblower'.  And into that mix comes the energised raw talent of JARLATH TIVNAN. This untrained actor was spotted by the director in Dramsoc productions at NUIG. He was inspired to take to the stage by a friend and great actor (Brendan Gleeson, who Jarlath knew as his Granny taught Brendan Gleeson the fiddle).
 
Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara is the sister in the Leenane Trilogy, the play’s older and younger siblings are The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Lonesome West.
 
Directed by Andrew Flynn (Irish Times Nomination for Best Director 2011)
Set Design Owen MacCarthaigh (Irish Times Winner for Best Set Design 2008)
Lighting Design Sinead McKenna (Irish Times Winner for Best Lighting Design)
Costume Design Petra Breathnach (nominated for Best Costume Design)
Sound Design by Carl Kennedy (Irish Times Best Sound Design Nomination 2011)
 
 
 
“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 transition – courageous, brilliantly executed transition - of MacCarthaigh’s inspired set.” Irish Theatre Magazine.
 
 
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Ticket prices:
19.65, 22.65,  24.65, 28.00, 33.50
  
Show-times:
Evening : Monday - Sunday at 7.30pm
Matineee: Saturday 2:30pm  
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