The House

from €21.50
26th Sep. - 6th Oct.
Play / Drama


Audio Described Performance (plus Touch Tour) – Wed 2 October 7.30pm

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Captioned Performance – Fri 4 October 7.30pm

Running time: approx. 2 hr 30 mins plus interval


  • The production may contain violence and allusions to domestic violence.


  • 12+  (Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian aged 18+)
  • No under 3’s permitted in the auditorium.

It’s summer in 1950s Ireland and Mrs de Burca can sense the beginning of an end. With her health failing and her three daughters making their own way in the world, it’s time to sell the family home.

Down the town, a generation of young men have returned from the building sites of England to haunt the streets for a few weeks. Among them is Christy Cavanagh, a man with cash in his pockets, fond memories of a childhood spent with the De Burca family, and a plan to buy their house.

In Tom Murphy’s classic play, the hopes and dreams of Christy and the De Burca family entwine as they battle with their pasts and fight for their futures, in a tense drama of desire, belonging and possession.

Garry Hynes directs a large ensemble cast including Druid Ensemble members Marie Mullen as Mrs de Burca and Marty Rea as Christy Cavanagh, alongside Jessica Dunne Perkins, Darragh Feehely, Liam Heslin, Colm Lennon, Andrew Macklin, Amy Molloy, Rachel O’Byrne, Donncha O’Dea and Cathal Ryan.

No one wrote 20th-century Ireland like Tom Murphy. Druid’s long history with the late writer began in the 1980s when he became the company’s writer-in-association and their work together includes the world premieres of Conversations on a HomecomingBailegangaire and Brigit, as well as the internationally acclaimed play cycle DruidMurphy.

Presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2024.

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Group Discounts

  • €5 off for groups  10+ on selected performances & price bands
  • €5 off for students & OAPs on selected performances & price bands