The Gaiety Theatre

53-54 South King Street, Dublin 2

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Monday 20th to Saturday 25th January, 7:30pm

Nightly at 8pm and matinee on Saturday 25th January at 2:30pm

the arts council/an chomhairle ealaíon funding theatre.

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

A suspense-filled tale of tangled love, misplaced honour and downright skulduggery.

Tony award winning Druid’s new production of Dion Boucicault’s The Colleen Bawn will be a perfect post-Christmas treat.

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 DruidMurphy’s Marie Mullen, Maelíosa Stafford, Aaron Monaghan with Big Maggie’s 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”