Thu 23 Sep - Sat 25 Sep

Heart of a Dog by Éadaoin O'Donoghue

"Transplanted from Mikhail Bulgakov"
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John O’Brien, The Everyman and The Civic Present
Heart of a Dog, by Éadaoin O’Donoghue
Directed by John O’Brien

Live at The Everyman

John O’Brien, The Everyman and The Civic are thrilled to present Heart of a Dog by Éadaoin O’Donoghue, a play inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov’s novella, which will premiere at The Everyman on 23 Sep, before touring to The Civic as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

Éadaoin O’Donoghue’s play, inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov’s masterpiece novel, is a fierce parable, a Frankenstein fable, that’s as funny as it is terrifying.

It follows the adventures of a scroungy mongrel named Sharik, who, in a gruesome scientific experiment, is turned into a man.

The play is a vivid exploration of what it means to be human, and animal – with joy, pain, love, loss, faith, ecstasy, despair, sex, beauty, wickedness, music, dancing, humour and cats.

An absurd and superbly comic odyssey.

Funded by the Arts Council

Cast and Creative Team

Playwright Éadaoin O’Donoghue
Director and Co-Composer John O’Brien
Set and Costume Designer Lisa Zagone
Sound Designer and Co-Composer Peter Power
Choreographer Philip Connaughton
LC Designer Stephen Dodd
Casting Director Amy Rowan

Starring Derbhle Crotty, Matthew O’Brien, Steve Blount, Michael Grennell, Karen McCartney and Cathy White

Please find Digital Programme for Heart of a Dog HERE

Age recommendation: 15 +
Trigger Warnings: References to sex and violence


The Everyman Digital Brochure: HERE


Important information

Please note that as per current COVID 19 guidelines we will only be able to welcome patrons who are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months or minors accompanied by an adult. Please bring photo ID and proof of vaccination with you. Thank you for your cooperation.

Ticket from €25 Running time 95 MIN | NO INTERVAL


Derbhle Crotty
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Matthew O'Brien
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Steve Blount
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Michael Grennell
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Karen McCartney
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Cathy White
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Creative team

Éadaoin O’Donoghue
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John O'Brien
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Lisa Zagone
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Peter Power
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Philip Connaughton
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Amy Rowan
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Stephen Dodd
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2021-09-23 8:00 pm PREVIEW €25 Buy Tickets
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