May 22nd and 23rd at 8pm in The Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
May and Timothy are looking after the father – the father has long since taken to the bed. Their own lives are curtailed, closed down, and they’re not getting any younger. Should they stay or should they go?
A dark, dark comedy, set on the northside of Cork city, Autumn Royal is a play about life and death, love and hate, hysterical dependency, jealousy, rage, horror, and homicidal notions – or, in other words, it’s a play about a family.
Kevin Barry is the multi-award winning writer of the novels Beatlebone and City Of Bohane and the story collections Dark Lies The Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. Autumn Royal is his first piece written originally for stage and was acclaimed by critics and the public alike during its world premiere run at the Everyman in 2017.
Presented by The Everyman & Kevin Barry
Written by Kevin Barry | Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin
Starring Siobhán McSweeney & Peter Campion
Sound Design Carl Kennedy | Costume & Set Design Deirdre Dwyer | Lighting Design John Crudden
“A scathing searchlight on wishful thinking, enlivened by the writer’s characteristic ebullience of language” – ★★★★ – The Irish Times
“This is a brilliant play, full of wit and sentiment” – Irish Independent
“An engaging, quirky and inventive night of theatre” – Exeunt Magazine
Tickets €18/€16 concessions. For booking: http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/autumn-royal-a-new-play-by-kevin-barry