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Front Row Centre

Druid’s The Shadow of a Gunman

from €21.50
21st Mar. - 24th Mar.
Play / Drama

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RUN TIME: 1 hours 30 minutes, no interval


  • Depictions of violence and war, with gunshots and loud noises.
  • The production may contain Strobe Lighting, Flashing Lights, Smoke and Haze.


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

Post-show discussion, Thursday 21st March

Archivist Catriona Crowe will be the host for the post-show discussion for opening night of ‘The Shadow of a Gunman’ on Thursday 21st March. Post show discussion begins at the end of the performance at approx. 9pm.

Druid presents ‘The Shadow of a Gunman’.

Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, and by turns tragic and comic, Sean O’Casey’s The Shadow of a Gunman is the tale of an ambitious young woman who dreams of a life beyond her Dublin tenement with the mysterious neighbour downstairs.

Directed by Garry Hynes, The Shadow of a Gunman features Druid Ensemble members Rory Nolan and Marty Rea, alongside Gabriel Adewusi, Clare Barrett, Caitríona Ennis, Bosco Hogan, Sean Kearns, Robbie O’Connor and Catherine Walsh.

This five-star production was first produced in 2023 as part of DruidO’Casey, Druid’s play cycle of Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy, which also includes The Plough and the Stars and Juno and the Paycock.

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Group Discounts

  • €5 off for groups  10+ on selected performances – Thursday 7.30pm show only
  • €5 off students & OAP on selected performances – Thursday 7.30pm show only