01 January - 05 June 2010


Tickets: 12


Joseph O’Connor last appeared at the Dublin Writers Festival three years ago to discuss Redemption Falls. Now the Festival  welcomes him back to celebrate the publication of his brand-new novel Ghost Light. Every Wednesday, his specially commissioned diary is aired on RTE Radio 1’s Drivetime, Ireland’s number one evening radio news programme.  We are delighted to welcome Drivetime’s presenter, Mary Wilson, to chair this event.

Spanning Edwardian Dublin to twenties Manhattan, wartime West End to the elegant theatres of San Francisco, Ghost Light is a moving love story played out across cultures, continents and epochs.  Dublin 1907. Molly Allgood – a young actress from the tenements – dreams of Broadway. But Molly has a secret. Her lover is none other than John Synge –  troubled genius and Ireland’s leading playwright. Once discovered, their affair is sternly opposed – by friends, family and austere Edwardian convention. Many years later scenes from their doomed courtship return to haunt Molly as she makes her way through the windblown streets of post-war London.

Joseph O’Connor has written seven novels including the Whitbread-shortlisted  Cowboys and Indians, Redemption Falls (nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and the multi-prize-winning global bestseller Star of the Sea.

Better than perfect… O’Connor has broken the mould of Irish fiction.’ The Sunday Independent

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

3 JUNE ~ Tickets

€12/10 (conc)


*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.milano

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