Tue 28 Feb - Wed 1 Mar

THE LAST RETURN

"a true work of genius" - The Times
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Druid presents
The Last Return by Sonya Kelly

TUE 28 FEB–WED 1 MAR
Live at The Everyman

Druid’s world premiere production of The Last Return by Sonya Kelly opened at Galway International Arts Festival 2022 and now embarks on an 8-venue tour of Ireland.

Not all good things come to those who wait.

One final night. One last chance. Five people queue for a ticket to the hottest show in town. All they must do is simply wait in line. But what in life is ever simple?

Who will triumph, who will fail, and who will walk away with… The Last Return?

A new play by acclaimed playwright Sonya Kelly (Once Upon a Bridge, Furniture), The Last Return is a thrilling comedy about conflict, peace and the pursuit of territory at any cost.

Sara Joyce (Once Upon a Bridge) directs a cast that includes Anna Healy, Bosco Hogan, Rebecca O’Mara and Naima Swaleh.

Druid’s world premiere production of The Last Return opened at Galway International Arts Festival 2022 and then played Edinburgh Festival Fringe (where it won a Fringe First Award) and Dublin Theatre Festival. In Spring 2023, The Last Return embarks on an 8-venue tour of Ireland.

Winner – Scotsman Fringe First Award 2022
Finalist – The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2022

REVIEWS

★★★★★ “a true work of genius” – The Times

★★★★★ “astonishingly original” – What’s On Stage

★★★★★ “blisteringly funny” – The Arts Desk

★★★★★ “a spectacular piece of theatre” – The Wee Review

★★★★★ “astonishing dark comedy” – Feeling Good

★★★★ “pitch black comic mayhem” – The Guardian

★★★★ “a shocking and very funny play” – The Irish Times

★★★★ “hilarious, thought-provoking” – The Arts Review

“Hottest ticket in town … hilarious” – Sunday Independent

“wonderful … unexpectedly touching” – The New York Times

“Sonya Kelly establishes herself as a major Irish playwright” – Irish Independent

CAST

Anna Healy as Ticket Person
Bosco Hogan as Newspaper Man
Aidan Moriarty as Military Man
Rebecca O’Mara as Umbrella Woman
Naima Swaleh as Woman in Pink

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer Sonya Kelly
Director Sara Joyce
Set and Costume Design Francis O’Connor
Lighting Design Amy Mae
Sound Design and Composition Michael John McCarthy
Movement Jessica and Megan Kennedy (Junk Ensemble)
Dramatherapy Wabriya King
Hair and Make-Up Gráinne Coughlan
Associate Costume Designer Clíodhna Hallissey
Assistant Director Katie O’Halloran

Ticket from €15 Running time 90 MIN | NO INTERVAL

Age recommendation: 15A

Trigger Warnings: Strong language, Themes of an adult nature, Strobe lighting, Loud music / Loud effects, Firearms, Other: Depictions of violence to others

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Date Time Prices
2023-02-28 8:00 pm €31 | Concession €28 | Student €15 Buy Tickets
2023-03-01 8:00 pm €31 | Concession €28 | Student €15 Buy Tickets
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