Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 7.30pm

Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, and by turns tragic and comic, O’Casey’s The Shadow of a Gunman is the tale of an ambitious young woman who dreams of a life beyond her Dublin tenement with the mysterious neighbour downstairs.

Directed by Garry Hynes, The Shadow of a Gunman features Druid Ensemble members Rory Nolan and Marty Rea, alongside Gabriel Adewusi, Clare Barrett, Caitríona Ennis, Bosco Hogan, Sean Kearns, Robbie O’Connor and Catherine Walsh.

This five-star production was first produced in 2023 as part of DruidO’Casey, Druid’s play cycle of Seán O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy, which also includes The Plough and the Stars and Juno and the Paycock.

DruidO’Casey broke box office records when it was announced in early 2023 and sold out weeks in advance, so early booking is strongly recommended for this national tour of The Shadow of a Gunman.

WINNER – Garry Hynes, Best Director, UK Theatre Awards

Recommended by The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Time Out New York

Praise for DruidO’Casey
★★★★★ “a revelation … magnificent” – The Observer

★★★★★ “Druid triumphs yet again … spectacular” – Irish Mail on Sunday

★★★★★ “Druid Theatre’s staging unearths unexpected dimensions in the three plays” – Financial Times

★★★★★ “[an] irresistible combination of dazzling stagecraft and visionary theatrical daring” – The Stage

★★★★★ “a thrilling experiment in epic theatre” – New York Stage Review

★★★★★ “brilliant … astonishing … perfection” – Front Row Center

“the season’s most exciting international visit” – The New Yorker

“astonishing” – The Wall Street Journal

“incredibly funny, relentlessly tragic … a rare thrill” – New York Magazine

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Published by The Everyman on 16 November 2023

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