Preview 23 February
Andrew Scott reprises his acclaimed performance in Simon Stephens’ unforgettable story about family, fear and the things that can’t be undone. Dublin Theatre Festival present Sea Wall for a limited Dublin run.
Things for Alex are good. He loves his wife, his daughter, his city, his job. But sometimes the force of life can crash against you. Sometimes everything you thought you could always depend on can be taken away.
Sea Wall is award-winning playwright Simon Stephens’ new play. His previous plays include Pornography (Traverse Theatre, 2008), Port (Pearson Award for Best Play), Christmas, On the Shore of the Wide World (Olivier Award for Best New Play), Motortown, and Harper Regan.
Olivier Award winner Andrew Scott’s recent theatre credits include Roaring Trade at the Soho Theatre and Vertical Hour on Broadway.
Post-Show Discussion: Tuesday 24 February
Eugene Downes (Kilkenny Arts Festival) chairs a conversation with George Perrin (director), Andrew Scott (performer) and Simon Stephens (writer).
Written by Simon Stephens
Performed by Andrew Scott
Directed by George Perrin
Designed by Lucy Osborne
Lighting by Natasha Chivers
Dublin Theatre Festival presents a Paines Plough production
“One of the most devastating 30 minutes you are ever likely to experience in the theatre.”
“As engaging and devastating a piece of theatre as you’re likely to find… packs an enormous emotional punch… A spellbinding reminder of the power of story-telling in all its glorious simplicity.” ★★★★★
“Andrew Scott’s performance is brilliant.” ★★★★
“It’s a delicate wisp of a thing, like a curl of cigarette-smoke exhaled in a moment of mournful reverie. After contact with it, sure enough, your eyes are welling up, and you’re starting to choke.” ★★★★
The Daily Telegraph
“Electrifyingly superb… like an emotional rip tide. This is a staggeringly harrowing piece of writing and a superlative production. Not to be missed.”
Independent on Sunday
Duration 30 min