Fri 25 Jun - Sun 27 Jun

To The Lighthouse

Book now


Hatch Theatre Company and The Everyman
in association with Pavilion Theatre and Cork Midsummer Festival present
Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse.

Adapted by Marina Carr
Directed by Annabelle Comyn

On demand video stream

This masterpiece of modernism is brought vividly to dramatic life by Ireland’s foremost playwright Marina Carr in a world premiere from award-winning director Annabelle Comyn. Filmed on The Everyman stage this digital capture of the stage production will be broadcast as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival on 25th June 2021.

“But what have I done with my life? Only this? An infinitely long table, plates, knives. And at the far end, you, my husband, sitting in a heap. Frowning.”

The play opens on the Ramsay family and carefree days spent with friends by the sea. Children play, Mr. Carmichael reclines with a handkerchief over his face, Lily paints her picture and six year old James wants to sail to the lighthouse. Life is sweet.

But what appears tranquil on the surface, masks deep currents of longing and frustration which the characters struggle to contain.

With the promise of a trip to the lighthouse cancelled tensions in the home, and beyond, rupture violently and fling these lives into turmoil and change. The world is in transition and death becomes a footnote to a seismic global change, those who remain to try to cope in a new era and with the loss that it brings.

An all-star cast includes Maura Bird, Gillian Buckle, Colin Campbell, Declan Conlon, Derbhle Crotty, Aoife Duffin, Nick Dunning, Kwaku Fortune, Olwen Fouéré and Kyle Hixon. To The Lighthouse receives its world premiere, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2021.

Woolf’s text is written in a form where thoughts and emotions are foregrounded. Marina Carr’s adaptation captures the constant flux of the characters’ inner thoughts and re-imagines them in a theatrical landscape. It recalls childhood emotions and highlights emptiness and yearning in adult relationships. Among the play’s many themes are those of loss, subjectivity, the nature of art, unity, and the problem of perception.

To The Lighthouse is presented internationally in partnership with the Irish Arts Center, NY and Theatre by the Lake, UK

First commissioned by Hatch Theatre Company in association with Project Arts Centre.

This production has been licensed by arrangement with The Agency (London) Ltd, 24 Pottery Lane, London W11 4LZ e-mail:


Derbhle Crotty: Mrs Ramsay / Virginia Woolf
Declan Conlan: Mr Ramsay / Leonard Woolf
Aoife Duffin: Lily Briscoe
Olwen Fouere: Augustus Carmichael
Nick Dunning: William Bankes / Mrs Mac Nabb
Colin Campbell: Charles Tansley
Kyle Hixon: James Ramsay
Maura Bird: Prue Ramsay / Cam Ramsay
Kwaku Fortune: Paul Rayley
Gillian Buckle: Minta Doyle


Adapted by: Marina Carr
Director: Annabelle Comyn
Set & Lighting Design: Aedín Cosgrove
Costume Co Designers: Saileog O’Halloran, Molly O’Cathain
Sound Design: Philip Stewart
AV Design & Camera Direction: Jose Miguel Jimenez
Movement Director: Sue Mythen

Graphic Designer: Mark Corry

The Everyman Digital Brochure: HERE

Ticket from €27.50 Running time 120 MINS | NO INTERVAL

Book Now

Date Time Prices
2021-06-25 7:30 pm (incl. booking fees) Single Viewer €27.50 | Multiple Viewer Ticket €32.50 | Can be viewed on demand from 7.30pm Fri 25 June - midnight Sun 27 June 2021 Buy Tickets
2021-06-27 12:00 am (incl. booking fees) Single Viewer €27.50 | Multiple Viewer Ticket €32.50 | Can be viewed on demand from 7.30pm Fri 25 June - midnight Sun 27 June 2021 Buy Tickets