The Rivals at Smock Alley Theatre 1662

The Rivals

Love triangles abound, manners are thrown aside

Smock Alley Theatre presents as its eighth in-house production, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s much loved Comedy of Manners, The Rivals.
[blockquote_right] “How charming will poverty be with him!” – Lydia Languish[/blockquote_right]

The wealthy Lydia Languish, brought up on romance novels, is searching for a suitor and only a poor man will do, so it is no wonder she falls for the penniless Beverley. However her formidable aunt Mrs. Malaprop, through a series of hilarious blunders, raises serious objections to Lydia’s choice. As a play where people pretend to be someone they’re not in order to win the day, where appearances are over-valued and realities ignored, The Rivals continues to be relevant to today’s society.

The whirlwind plot and wondrous wit of Sheridan’s play has delighted audiences for over 240 years.

This historical play will be performed here at Smock Alley for the first time since late 1775, in the theatre Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s father Thomas Sheridan was manager of in the 1740’s & 1750’s.

[blockquote_right] 31 July – 2 Sep | 7:30pm (Tue – Sat) and 2:30pm (Sat + Sun) | Main Space

NO SHOWS ON MONDAYS[/blockquote_right]

Directed by: Liam Halligan

Cast: Ashleigh Dorrell, Finbarr Doyle, Aislinn O’Byrne, Eavan Gaffney, Deirdre Monaghan, Seamus Moran, Tom Moran + Colm O’Brien

Historical tours of Smock Alley Theatre one hour before every show.
Discounts available for groups of 8+. Call us on 01-6770014 for more information.

Running Time: 2hr 30mins plus 15 min interval


Dinner + Show

On selected evenings you can enjoy a seasonal pre-show dinner with a glass of wine in our magnificent Banquet Hall before heading downstairs to see The Rivals and all for only €30

Menu: choose between…
○ Roast Chicken with Chorizo, Peppers, Red Onion, Potatoes & Romesco
○ Tomato Gnocchi with Roast Tomatoes, Pesto & Rocket
○ Spiced Mackerel with Horseradish Potatoes, Grapefruit  & Fennel Salad

Served with a glass of white or red wine

Sitting @ 6pm  | Tickets: €30

Dinner + Show available on the following dates:

Thur 3 | Fri 4
Wed 9 | Thur 10 | Fri 11 | Sat 12
Wed 16 | Thur 17 | Fri 18 | Sat 19
Wed 23 | Thur 24 | Fri 25 | Sat 26
Wed 30 | Thur 31 | Fri 1 | Sat 2

Brunch + Show

Have the perfect afternoon out with a scrumptious wholesome brunch in our Banquet Hall followed by a matinee performance of The Rivals, all for only €25!

Menu: choose between…

○ Eggs in Purgatory with – with Feta and Parsley and toasted bread
○ Corn cakes with bacon, guacamole & leaves
○ Pastrami and Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

Brunch @ 12:30pm | Tickets: €25

Brunch + Show available on the following dates:

 Sun 13 | Sun 20 | Sun 27

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