A jolly romp full of farce & wit.
Smock Alley Theatre presents as its tenth in-house production, The Shaughraun, written by Dion Boucicault
Robert Ffolliott, fiancee of Arte O’Neil, has returned to Ireland after escaping from prison in Australia. Robert, an innocent local gentleman, has been convicted as a Fenian fugitive but it soon becomes clear that he is no such thing. The villain Kinchela, Robert’s fake friend, tries to hunt Robert down and arrest him – his main motive being greed for Robert’s estate & his desire for Arte, Robert’s fiancee. With the help of Conn the Shaughraun Robert escapes various melodramatic cliffhanger situations.
Meanwhile, Robert’s sister, Claire, is in love with an English soldier, Captain Molineaux, who is tracking down Fenians in the area. She cannot decide whether or not to protect her brother or betray the Captain – her heart is torn in two – family loyalty or true love.
30 July – 1 Sep | 7:30pm (Tue – Sat) and 2:30pm (Sat + Sun) | Main Space
NO SHOWS ON MONDAYS
Written in 1874 by the Irish master of melodrama Dion Boucicault, the themes in this play still ring true – from vulture bankers, rising rents and homelessness, to Anglo-Irish relations and impending Brexit doom. But can love conquer all? That is the question… Smock Alley’s production is a modernisation of this melodrama, musically underscored and imagining ourselves in another post crash Ireland. Is history always destined to repeat itself?
A heart-racing, fast-paced, comedy of sorrows, incorporating hunger, greed, love, loyalty, and a fall off a cliff!
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.
Director : Clare Maguire
Set Desginer : Ger Clancy
Sound Designer : Jack Cawley
Lighting Designer : Shane Gill
Costume Designer : Miriam Duffy
Producer : Clíona Dukes
Production Manager : Aisling Mooney
Stage Manager : Rachel Bergin
ASM : Ellie Hendry
Lighting Operator : Hannah Reid
Movement Director : Kitty Randle
Fight Director : Ciarán O’Grady
Dinner + Show
On selected evenings you can enjoy a seasonal pre-show dinner with a glass of wine/beer/soft drink in our magnificent Banquet Hall before heading downstairs to see The Shaughraun and all for only €30
Sitting @ 6pm | Tickets: €30
Dinner + Show available on the following dates in August:
Thur 2 | Fri 3 | Sat 4
Thur 9 | Fri 10 | Sat 11
Thur 16 | Fri 17 | Sat 18
Thur 23 | Fri 24 | Sat 25
Thur 30 | Fri 31 | Sat 1 Sep
Dinner Menu | A choice of…
Roast Hake with Caper & Anchovy Crust, Hasselback Potatoes & Rocket
Warm Roast Root Vegetable Salad with Fontina Cheese & Sourdough Croutons
Roast Lemon & Herb Chicken with Polenta, Grilled Asparagus, Courgettes & Leeks, Citrus Yogurt
Sunday Brunch + Show
Have the perfect afternoon out with a scrumptious wholesome brunch in our Banquet Hall followed by a matinee performance of The Shaughraun, all for only €27!
Brunch @ 12:30pm | Tickets: €27
Brunch + Show available on the following dates:
Sun 12 | Sun 19 | Sun 26
Brunch Menu | A choice of…
Avocado Sourdough Toast with Tomato Salsa, Coddled Eggs & Leaves
Smoked Salmon & Bagel, Leaves, Cucumber Salad Horseradish Creme Fraiche & Capers
Coconut Yoghurt with Grilled Peaches, Berry Compote and Granola