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About The Night Alive
Set in Dublin, The Night Alive tells the story of Tommy – a middle aged man, just about getting by. He’s renting a run-down room in his uncle Maurice’s house, keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the next with his pal Doc.
Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who’s not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past won’t let go easily. But together there’s a glimmer of hope that they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps.
With warmth, style and craft, Conor McPherson’s spellbinding play deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations. The stellar cast will feature Adrian Dunbar (BBC’s ‘Line of Duty’), Frank Grimes (who played the young Brendan Behan in the premiere stage production of ‘The Borstal Boy’ in 1967), Kate Stanley Brennan (Dollhouse), Laurence Kinlan and Ian Lloyd-Anderson (both ‘Love / Hate’).
The Night Alive first premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London and afterwards transferred to the Atlantic Theater Company, New York where it won the 2014 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. Now it makes its Irish premiere as part of the 2015 Dublin Theatre Festival programme on the Gaiety stage for two weeks only.
Don’t miss one of the highlights of the theatre year. Book your tickets now!
Contains strong language.
Praise for The Night Alive:
“Something bright and beautiful pulses in the shadows of “The Night Alive,”… extraordinary” ★★★★★
The New York Times
“Another triumph” ★★★★★
Independent on Sunday
A masterstroke from McPherson as writer and director” ★★★★
“The Night Alive sees the Irish playwright at his compassionate best” ★★★★