A Skull in Connemara comes to The Source Thurles

Decadent Theatre present

A Skull in Connemara

Written by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Andrew Flynn.


Hot on the heels of its very successful run so far in The Gaiety Theatre, A Skull in Connemara comes to Thurles!


This dark dark comedy is the middle play from Martin McDonagh’s Leenane Trilogy and it follows the story of Mick Dowd, a local man who each year takes on the task to disinter the bones from graves over seven years laid to rest to make way for new arrivals. This task is much to the discomfort of Mick’s neighbours and rumours are plenty regarding what he does with the bones and skulls once disturbed from their resting place.

The play opens on the days leading up to yet another removal. However this year Mick has the task of digging up his own late wife Oona. This sparks further controversy given the fact that his late wife died in very suspicious circumstances. Add into this mix, nosy neighbours, troublesome teenagers and an ambitious Guard and it provides a rollercoaster ride through McDonagh’s black comic world, this play is hysterically funny. You will find yourself laughing at the most inappropriate of jokes and identifying with Mick, the belligerent alcoholic.


Decadent Theatre Company has been nominated for the Judges Special Award in the 2013 Irish Times Theatre Awards. “For its enduring and dynamic commitment to creating theatre for touring nationally.” Owen MacCarthaigh has also been nominated for Best Set for last year’s production of A Skull in Connemara. Well known stars of the Irish stage and screen, Garrett Keogh, Maria McDermottroe, Patrick Ryan and Jarlath Tivnan make up a stellar cast for this gripping and dark tale. It will leave the hairs standing on the back of your neck! Not to be missed.

‘A deliciously grim fantasy in a staging as earthy and ethereal as a Tim Burton movie’ The Irish Times



Why not make a night of it? Ring the Source Café and enquire about their special two course pre-theatre meals. The Source Bar opens at 7pm.


Friday 07 and Saturday 08 February, 8pm. Tickets €20/18 concession


For all bookings ring the Box Office on 0504 90204 or go to www.thesourceartscentre.ie


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