Grand Opera House

2 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7HR, Antrim.

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Tuesday 28th Jan to Saturday 1st Feb

Nightly at 7:30pm and matinee on Wednesday 29th and Saturday 1st at 2:30pm

the arts council/an chomhairle ealaíon funding theatre.

NUI Galway / ÓE Gaillimh. Galway’s University supporting the arts.

Druid are thrilled to bring our new production of The Colleen Bawn for our first ever visit to the Belfast Opera House.

Will the course of true love run smooth when those around you will stop at nothing to make sure you marry the right woman?

Director Garry Hynes has once again assembled an outstanding cast of some of Ireland’s leading actors, including Marie Mullen, Maelíosa Stafford, Aaron Monaghan, John Olohan and Aisling O’Sullivan to ensure that this Colleen Bawn will be a source of mirth and edge-of-the-seat engagement for all the family. Queen Victoria saw the play three times, but don’t expect Victorian costumes, just expect to be enthralled…

Oh, and there’s live music too!


Hardress Cregan Marty Rea
Myles na Coppaleen Rory Nolan
Danny Mann Aaron Monaghan
Father Tom John Olohan
Mr Corrigan Maelíosa Stafford
Eily O’Connor Kelly McAuley
Anne Chute Aisling O’Sullivan
Mrs Cregan Marie Mullen

Design Team/ Musicians

Directed by Garry Hynes
Designed by Francis O’Connor
Movement David Bolger
Lighting Ben Ormerod
Sound Gregory Clarke
Additional Music Sam Jackson

Production Team

Production Team

DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming

    DruidMurphy: A Whistle in the Dark


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      “Stupendous … Thrilling … A stunning slice of popular theatre … the only decent thing you can do is relish it”


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      “Garry Hynes and her superb cast”, “Striking”


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      “Garry Hynes and her excellent cast…”


      “Brilliantly done… Prepare to be enthralled”