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Black Comedy: A Skull in Connemara Live At The Olympia

Martin McDonagh’s very funny black comedy, A Skull in Connemara.

Written by acclaimed writer and director of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin Mc Donagh and Starring Pat Shortt.

Starring Pat Shortt in the lead role as local gravedigger Mick Dowd, A Skull in Connemara will run at The Olympia Theatre from 14th August for 3 weeks only. This production is directed by Andrew Flynn.

A Skull in Connemara: Strange rumours have begun to surface about the local gravedigger, Mick Dowd, rumours about his involvement in the sudden death of his late wife seven years earlier. Enter a cast of nosey neighbours, a troublesome teenager, and an ambitious Guard to set the scene for a brilliant black comedy by master playwright, Martin McDonagh.

Cast also includes is Maria McDermottroe (Killinascully), Patrick Ryan (Red Rock) and Jarlath Tivnan (The Pillowman).

Set design by Irish Times Theatre Award winners Owen McCarthaigh and Sinead McKenna.

Reviews of Decadent Theatre’s previous production directed by Andrew Flynn:

“a deliciously grim fantasy in a staging as earthy & ethereal as a Tim Burton movie” The Irish Times

“Flynn’s assured, stylish production is less a revival than an illuminated restoration.” Irish Theatre Magazine

Pat Shortt said, ‘I have previously worked with Martin McDonagh on The Lonesome West in 1998 with Druid Theatre Company touring Ireland, The Cripple of Inishmaan in 2014 with The Michael Grandage Theatre Co. on the West End stage in London and On Broadway (NYC) the following year. I am hugely excited to work once again with Martin on the critically acclaimed A Skull in Connemara with Decadent Theatre Co. Hopefully this time I’ll get it right.’

Award-winning writer/director Martin McDonagh is one of Ireland’s most successful and prolific playwrights/screenwriters.  His most recent work the acclaimed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri recently scooped five BAFTA awards and celebrated two wins at the Oscars for Frances McDormand (Best Actress) and Sam Rockwell (Best Supporting Actor).

Get your tickets here. 

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