01 January - 27 February 2010


Tickets: 22

We’ve built ten bedroom mansions on our hillsides, put tarmac over our boglands, hooked up CCTV to our ironclad gates. We’ve burnt through the easy money and now we’re reeling, searching for who we actually are.

OFF PLAN is the world premiere of a new adaptation of Aeschylus’ Oresteia by Simon Doyle, especially commissioned by critically-acclaimed Irish theatre company RAW (nominated for three Irish Times Theatre Awards 2008).

OFF PLAN is a bold new production which, through the lens of this powerful classical Greek text, puts its finger on the pulse of modern Ireland, making us take stock of where we are and how we got here. Forcefully engaging with the dilemmas of our globalised world, OFF PLAN explores the eternal themes of power and morality, justice and revenge, but also poses questions of identity, both on the home front and on the international stage.


OFF PLAN is written by Simon Doyle, whose recent work includes Oedipus Loves You (Pan Pan), and is directed by Rachel West who was nominated for Best Director at the Irish Times Theatre Awards for RAW’s production of Splendour in 2008.

OFF PLAN was commissioned by the company and developed during a series of workshops and readings with members of the ensemble.

“a visual treat”

“fascinatingly conceived”

Sunday Independent

“satisfying, interesting and entertaining evening”

“a huge undertaking for modern theatre, done very well … they’ve 

brought Greek tragedy to Dublin in 2010 in a way that we won’t see 

again this year”

Arena, RTE Radio 1

Listen to RTE’s reveiw of OFF PLAN for Arena here (click latest show, the review is 16mins in to the programme)

For OFF PLAN in The Irish Times click here.

Read an interview with director Rachel West here.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

11 – 27 FEB 2010~ Tickets

€22/18 (conc)

Preview, 10 FEB, 8PM, €16/12

*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

OFF PLAN An adaptation of the Oresteia by Simon Doyle Directed by Rachel West Lighting Design by Sarah Jane Shiels Set Design by Alyson Cummins Video Design by Martin Rottenkolber Costume Design by Monica Ennis Composer Judith Ring Print Design by Paul G Smyth Cast: Anthony Brophy, Maebh Cheasty, Alan Howley, Paul Mallon, Emma McIvor, Gary Murphy and Mary Murray    

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