Wed 19 Oct - Sat 22 Oct

The Dead Letter Office

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Mary-Lou McCarthy in Association with Ready, Steady SHOW!, The Civic and The Everyman Present
The Dead Letter Office

SAT 22 OCT, 12PM and 3PM | ISL performance at 3pm
SCHOOL SHOWS Wed 19–Fri 21 Oct, 10am & 12.30PM | ISL performance on Friday at 12:30pm
GROUP BOOKINGS 021 450 1780 – (Includes a free educational resource pack)
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Mary-Lou McCarthy in association with Ready, Steady SHOW!, The Civic and The Everyman present The Dead Letter Office, a new play for young audiences aged 9+.

Elizabeth is a dead letter detective and knows everything there is to know about lost post. She loves her job… but people don’t send letters anymore. Days before the closure of her beloved Dead Letter Office, a mysterious package arrives. Faced with the most difficult mystery of her career, Elizabeth is forced to make life-changing decisions.

The Dead Letter Office by Mary-Lou McCarthy is an exciting new play for young audiences aged 9+, exploring migration and belonging. Dramaturgy by Veronica Coburn with an award-winning creative team, the play is a beautiful story about connection and how through others we can find ourselves. Students who attend the play will receive an educational resource pack and video resources further exploring the themes and narrative of the play.

Commissioned and developed in partnership with Ready, Steady SHOW! at The Civic.

Supported by Branar Meitheal. The project is funded by the Arts Council. Early development support through Creative Ireland, Branar Tiny Shows, Time to Play with Theatre Lovett, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Draíocht Theatre and Mayo Arts Service.



Director Emily Foran
Play Development Veronica Coburn
Cast Mary-Lou McCarthy and Curtis-Lee Ashqar
Set Designer Ger Clancy
Costume Designer Deirdre Dwyer
Music Composer and Sound Designer Jack Cawley
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Producer Mags Keohane
Production Manager Anthony Hanley
Stage Manager Sadhbh Barrett Coakley
Graphic Design Ronan McDonnell
Photography Ros Kavanagh


Download The Everyman Autumn 2022 Digital Brochure HERE

Ticket from €11 Running time 60 MIN | NO INTERVAL

Age recommendation: 9+

Trigger Warnings: Olfactory device (smelling device) to release smells during the performance

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Date Time Prices
2022-10-22 12:00 pm €11 | Family of four €34 Buy Tickets
2022-08-22 3:00 pm ISL Performance €11 | Family of four €34 Buy Tickets