11 October 2017 - 15 October 2017
 Druid, Ireland
King of the Castle
by Eugene McCabe
Druid revive an unsung Irish classic with epic staging and a cast that includes Seán McGinley, Seána Kerslake and Marty Rea. King of the Castle premiered at Dublin Theatre Festival 1964, where it went on to win the Irish Life Award. This is its first major revival in over 30 years. 

Scober MacAdam is king of the castle, a once glorious Big House in County Leitrim with an extensive farm.  He has a young wife, Tressa, but their marriage is childless and frustrated. When rumours threaten Scober’s pride, he concocts a plan that jeopardises all he has worked for.

Steeped in a world of patriarchy and religion, King of the Castle is an unflinching, often uncomfortable look at our recent past.

Directed by Garry Hynes, the production features the award-winning design team from DruidShakespeare. 

Contains adult themes.

Druid is funded through the Arts Council's Regularly Funded Organisations funding programme. 

Directed by Garry Hynes
Cast includes:  Seán McGinley, Seána Kerslake, Ryan Donaldson, Marty Rea, John Olohan, Peter Daly, Bosco Hogan, Steve Blount, Anthony Moriarty, Eddie Mullarkey, Conor Quinlan, Kate Murray, Shane McCormick and Patrick Conneely 
Design: Francis O'Connor
Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
Sound Design: Greg Clarke                                                      
Composer: Stephen McKeon
Movement Director: David Bolger
Venue: Gaiety Theatre
Dates: Oct 11-13, 7.30pm
Oct 14, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Oct 15, 2pm & 7pm
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins incl. interval.
Talking Theatre:
Oct 13, post-show.
With members of the company.
Audio described performance:
Oct 14, 2.30pm. A touch tour will also be available pre-show.