At the funeral of lifelong Dublin docker Patrick, his wife Esther recounts previously untold stories spanning 100 years of their family’s history in Dublin, to their children and grandchildren.
Lee Coffey was commissioned to write In Our Veins by Dublin Port Authority as part of their Port Perspectives Initiative. It was co-produced with his company Bitter as a Lemon with the Abbey Theatre and premiered in 2019.
Lee describes his play as “a love letter to Dublin, in every sense. Putting a lens up to a world that no longer exists and that will never exist again. A world of tough choices, hardship and survival where human kindness knew no bounds as the dark and unforgiving world took everything.”
Praise for the original production on the Peacock Stage 2019 :
‘It stands tall. And proud. And deservedly so’
The Arts Review
PERFORMED BY Kaci Bolger, Jonathan Flynn, Conor Maher, Bláthnaid Moore, Ellie Anne Moran, Molly Mae O’Neill, Caitríona O’Quigley, Shiane Whelan and Shaun Finnerty.
WRITTEN BY Lee Coffey
DIRECTED BY Kyle Hixon
ASSISTANT DIRECTION BY Ursula Maher
SOUND DESIGN BY J.J Vernon
LIGHTING DESIGN BY Cain Lynch
COSTUME DESIGN BY Tori O’Neill
MUSICAL DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION BY Helene Montague
CHOREOGRAPHY by Diane Richardson
STAGE MANANGER Susannah Conroy
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Gillian O’Neill
This amateur production of “In Our Veins” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd.on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.www.concordtheatricals.co.uk.
Tickets €14 | €10 Student / OAP
Running time: 90 mins
Suitable for ages 14+
Contains threatening behaviour and sexual references.