Dates: 21 Jul - 04 Sep

Tickets: €12


Love triangles, dark deeds and a load of old blarney…


When Hardress Cregan’s family falls on hard times, only his marriage to a wealthy heiress, Anne Chute, can save them from ruin. But there’s a snag – Hardress is already secretly married to the beautiful, and not so wealthy, Eily O’Connor; and Anne is in love with someone else, Hardress’ best friend Kyrle. Will love win over money? Will a murderous plot succeed? And can they all live happily ever after?

This summer the classic Irish tale of The Colleen Bawn is brought vividly to life and right in to the 21st Century in this lively and entertaining production from director Jimmy Fay (Playboy of the Western World, Ross O’Carroll Kelly: Last Days of the Celtic Tiger)

There will be a post show discussion with Willie White (Artistic Director, Project Arts Centre & co-producer of The Colleen Bawn), Jimmy Fay (Director) and Sara Keating (Journalist) following the performance on Wednesday 28 July 2010.

What did the audience think?


k”…you leave with a huge smile on your face. This one’s a cracker.” Sunday Independent

****4 STARS The Metro

“… so much life and excitement… I would encourage anyone and everyone to go see it.”

“romantic comedy of errors par excellence”

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

26 JUL – 4 SEPT 2010~ Tickets

Monday & Tuesday night performances €15/12

Wenesday – Saturday €22/18

Previews, 21,22.23 & 24 JUL 2010, €12

Matinees, 28 AUG & 4 SEPT 2010, €15/12


*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 (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



Produced by Bedrock Production, Civic Theatre and Project Arts Centre

Directed by Jimmy Fay

Cast: Liz Fitzgibbon, Karen Ardiff, Ian Lloyd Anderson, Michael Glen Murphy, Ciaran Taylor, Will Irvine & Charlie Murphy

Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels

Sound Design & Original Music: Philip Stewart

Technical Design: Killian Waters

Set & Costume Design: Alyson Cummins

Stage Director: Steph Ryan

Stage Manager: Kate Moylan

Production Manager: Des Kenny

Assistant Director: Maeve Stone

Assistant to Costume Designer: Fiona Ryan

Production photography: Richie Gilligan

Online Video: Alan Early

Design: Zinc Design

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