The Shadow of a Gunman – A Druid Theatre production
In the spring of 2024, Druid will tour Ireland with Sean O’Casey’s classic play The Shadow of a Gunman.
Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, and by turns tragic and comic, 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.
★★★★★ ‘Druid triumphs yet again … spectacular’ Irish Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ ‘a thrilling experiment in epic theatre’ New York Stage Review
Druid O’Casey broke box office records when it was announced in early 2023 and sold-out weeks in advance so early booking is strongly recommended for this national tour of The Shadow of a Gunman.
Druid Theatre ‘Ireland’s most prestigious theatre company’ – Irish Independent
Cast: Gabriel Adewusi, Clare Barrett, Caitríona Ennis, Bosco Hogan, Sean Kearns, Rory Nolan, Robbie O’Connor, Marty Rea & Catherine Walsh
Creative Team: Director Garry Hynes, Set & Costume Design Francis O’Connor, Co-Costume Design Clíodhna Hallissey, Lighting Design James F. Ingalls, Sound Design Gregory Clarke, Movement Director David Bolger, Composer & Musical Director Conor Linehan, Casting Director Amy Rowan, Hair and Make-Up Design Gráinne Coughlan, Associate Director Sarah Baxter, Assistant Director Katie O’Halloran, Assistant Lighting Designer Suzie Cummins.
Image: Druid – The Shadow of a Gunman – Caitríona Ennis, Marty Rea and Rory Nolan in The Shadow of a Gunman as part of DruidO’Casey. Photo by Ros Kavanagh
- Dates/Times: 20th & 21st Feb 2024 @8pm-9:30pm without interval.
- Tickets: Full €31, Concession €28 +€1.50 Booking fee. Don’t forget to pre-order your snacks & drinks to skip the bar queues!
- Suitability: 12yrs+. Please note that this production features depictions of violence and war, with gunshots and loud noises.
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Price - Full €31, Concession €28 +€1.50 Booking fee