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A Skull in Connemara

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Decadent Theatre Company and The Olympia Theatre
A SKULL IN CONNEMARA
Written by acclaimed writer and director of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin Mc Donagh and Starring Pat Shortt.
Preview Tuesday 14th August 2018
Opening Wednesday 15th August 2018
Running to Saturday 1st September 2018 (no shows Sundays)

**Tickets on sale NOW**

Decadent Theatre Company and the Olympia Theatre proudly present a new production of Martin McDonagh's very funny black comedy, A Skull in Connemara. Starring Pat Shortt in the lead role as local gravedigger Mick Dowd, A Skull in Connemara will run at The Olympia Theatre from 14th August for 3 weeks only. This production is directed by Andrew Flynn.

Tickets priced from €21.00 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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Running from Tuesday 14th August until Saturday 1st September 2018 with Wednesday & Saturday matinee shows (full list of performances & times below).
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qsB9Xy630U&feature=youtu.be

Award winning writer / director Martin McDonagh is one of Ireland’s most successful and prolific playwrights / screenwriters.  His most recent work the acclaimed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri recently scooped five BAFTA awards and last night celebrated two wins at the Oscars for Frances McDormand (Best Actress) and Sam Rockwell (Best Supporting Actor). 

A Skull in Connemara: Strange rumours have begun to surface about the local gravedigger, Mick Dowd, rumours about his involvement in the sudden death of his late wife seven years earlier. Enter a cast of nosey neighbours, a troublesome teenager, and an ambitious Guard to set the scene for a brilliant black comedy by master playwright, Martin McDonagh.

Speaking of the announcement today Pat Shortt said, ‘I have previously worked with Martin McDonagh on The Lonesome West in 1998 with Druid Theatre Company touring Ireland, The Cripple of Inishmaan in 2014 with The Michael Grandage Theatre Co. on the West End stage in London and On Broadway (NYC) the following year. I am hugely excited to work once again with Martin on the critically acclaimed A Skull in Connemara with Decadent Theatre Co. Hopefully this time I'll get it right.’

Cast also includes is Maria McDermottroe (Killinascully), Patrick Ryan (Red Rock) and Jarlath Tivnan (The Pillowman). 

Set design by Irish Times Theatre Award winners Owen McCarthaigh and Sinead McKenna.

Reviews of Decadent Theatre’s previous production directed by Andrew Flynn:

“a deliciously grim fantasy in a staging as earthy & ethereal as a Tim Burton movie” The Irish Times

“Flynn’s assured, stylish production is less a revival than an illuminated restoration.” Irish Theatre Magazine

Skull

Approximate times as follows, subject to change as always.

Tue 14 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm (Preview)
Wed 15 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Thu 16 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Fri 17 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Sat 18 Aug – Doors: 1:30pm / Show 2:30pm   
Sat 18 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Mon 20 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Tue 21 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Wed 22 Aug – Doors: 1:30pm / Show 2:30pm
Wed 22 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Thu 23 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Fri 24 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Sat 25 Aug – Doors: 1:30pm / Show 2:30pm
Sat 25 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Mon 27 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Tue 28 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Wed 29 Aug – Doors: 1:30pm / Show 2:30pm
Wed 29 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Thu 30 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Fri 31 Aug – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Sat 01 Sep – Doors: 1:30pm / Show 2:30pm
Sat 01 Sep – Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

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