Dublin City Council Bram Stoker Festival & Demons and Dust

Carter, a gifted but volatile director, has found the perfect location to shoot his zombie movie set during the Irish famine: a country house on a remote island off the coast of Mayo. With only three days to shoot and facing the sudden departure of his lead actor, Carter is forced to make a crucial decision – abandon the film or take a chance casting the mysterious Vardell, an actor with a shadowy past but extraordinary talent.

As the cameras roll, unnerving events and eerie occurrences hint at something much darker beneath the surface and Carter becomes increasingly suspicious that his decision may have been a grave mistake… Revenant is a visceral, frightening theatrical experience, marrying elements of horror and suspense with deliciously dark comedy in a reflection on the choices we make in pursuit of success.

Winner of the Best Production Award at the Buxton Fringe Festival 2023. Patrick O’Donnell’s mesmerising performance earned him a Best Actor nomination at both the Manchester Fringe 2021 and the Buxton Fringe 2023. Revenant was also Nominated for the Stewart Parker Trust Award.

Performance on Sunday 29 October at 6.45pm will be ISL interpreted. If you wish to avail of the ISL, please let us know in advance so that we can assign you an appropriate seat. You can do so in the ‘comments’ box at the end of the booking process or by calling us on 01-6770014 or by emailing us at info@smockalley.com.

Written + Directed by Stuart Roche
Performed by Patrick O’Donnell
Lighting Design by Colm Maher
Set Design by Katte Fox

AGE SUITABILITY: 16+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

WARNINGS: This show contains strobe lighting, sexual references, strong language and descriptions of violence.

Running time 65 mins

About The Festival
Dublin City Council Bram Stoker Festival celebrates the legacy of one of Ireland’s most beloved and iconic writers. Now entering its tenth year, the festival draws inspiration from Stoker, his life, his work, the Dublin of his time and celebrates the Gothic, the supernatural, the after-dark and the Victorian. Over the years, we’ve presented major outdoor spectacles and installations; intimate experiences on hallowed grounds; world premieres of new scores for classic films and award winning theatre productions; outdoor circus at night in dark, foreboding forests; comedy in nightclubs; choral ensembles in darkened libraries; food tours where participants dined on custom menus; elaborate banquets in sacred crypts. We’ve taken over cathedrals, parks and squares; entertained thousands of Dubliners and visitors with parades, fire gardens and illuminated, water-based installations; delved into Stoker’s literary impact, dissecting everything from his life and city to his work as a critic and entertained little monsters with kid-friendly discos, workshops, face-painting, performances and more at Stokerland and beyond. In 2023, you can expect more deliciously dark treats on the streets and in venues across Dublin.

27 – 30 Oct
Boys’ School