The Good Father

Murmuration Studios and Resonate Film and Theatre

In advance of its London run, Murmuration Studios and Resonate Film & Theatre present The Good Father by Christian O’Reilly.

It’s New Year’s Eve and most of the party guests are in the kitchen admiring photos of their babies. But two lonely strangers find themselves cut off from the rest. Jane was invited because she knows the people in the kitchen. Tim was invited because he painted the kitchen. Jane drunkenly asks Tim, “What are you doing for sex tonight?” And a few weeks later she calls him with some unexpected news: she’s pregnant…

Winner of the Stewart Parker Award, Christian O’Reilly’s heartfelt, moving drama charts Tim and Jane’s journey of love, loss, and redemption.

Praise for the play

“This is inescapable, electric dialogue…THE GOOD FATHER portrays a relationship that shouldn’t happen, but must…It’s the substance of every romantic tale that’s ever been told and yet it shines through as if new, thanks to writing that skims along at breakneck pace.” – Irish Independent.

“…a refreshing take on a casual coupling and pregnancy…Peppered withsharp dialogue and witty one-liners, the script hovers between tragedy and comedy as O’Reilly emphasizes the chasm that divides the pair while tracing the ongoing development of their unlikely relationship…” – VARIETY.

“[O’Reilly’s] play is a voyage of discovery …tap[s] the emotions as few plays do, probing the minds and confusions of two people in trouble with life and each other.” – Irish Times.

“THE GOOD FATHER is a play that will have you laughing one moment and crying unabashedly the next.” – Poughkeepsie Journal.

CAST: Tony Doyle, Sarah Noll
Directed by Mark Fitzgerald
Sound Design by HK Ní Shioradáin
Costume Design by Zoë Quinn
Set Design by Eugenia Genunchi
Lighting Design by John Gunning

About The Company:
Murmuration Studios and Resonate Film and Theatre

Murmuration Studios are a primarily London-based company, but work throughout Europe – recently having produced two short films in Italy, collaborating on a Theatre Initiative in Lisbon and coming to Berlin for another film in the New Year. In London, we produced Mike Bartlett’s “An Intervention” at Riverside Studios, receiving 4 star reviews from ‘Everything Theatre’ & ‘London Theatre Reviews’, and are in pre-development for a feature film. Our aim is, with the power of stories, to create bridges locally & globally that help us begin to see from the world’s point of view. A view that can be both inclusive and exclusive of our cultural orientation and our particular subculture.

Resonate produces film as well as live theatre and draws on different elements of performance and art to bring stories to life in different ways.
Resonate aims to produce each one of its productions with a whole lot of kindness; we support and champion emerging talent and care deeply about our impact on the world, seeking where possible, to create sustainable productions that are kind to the planet.

Running time 120mins

Tickets: €21/€19

Content Warning: Strong language and subject matter which audience members may find upsetting. For more information please contact murmurationstudios.uk@gmail.com

6 – 10 Feb
Sat 10 Feb 2024
Boys’ School