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Dates

Tue 1 - Sat 5 Oct, 8pm
Matinée: Sat 5 & Sun 6 Oct, 2.30pm

Tickets

Tue & Wed €28 (+ booking fee)
Thu - Sun €30 (+ booking fee)

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Decadent Theatre & Pavilion Theatre

Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel

as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2024


This compelling play by Brian Friel (Translations, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Faith Healer, Dancing at Lughnasa) delves into the intricacies of psychological isolation.

The story revolves around Molly (Genevieve Hulme Beaman), who has lived in happy, capable, and independent darkness since she was ten months old. Her restless and unemployed husband, Frank (Manus Halligan), becomes obsessed with restoring her sight. He enlists the help of Dr Rice (Denis Conway), a once-famous surgeon who agrees to attempt the seemingly impossible task.

When the bandages come off, Molly, Frank, and Dr Rice grapple with the profound differences between seeing and understanding. The consequences of this medical miracle unfold in a gripping exploration of hope, change, and despair.

Directed by the acclaimed Andrew Flynn of Decadent Theatre Company, this production also features lighting design by Ciaran Bagnall, composition and sound design by Carl Kennedy and costumes by Sara Ben Abdallah.