In the spring of 2024, Druid will tour Ireland with Sean O’Casey’s classic play The Shadow of a Gunman. The 11 venue tour begins here with us at Roscommon Arts Centre.

Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, and by turns tragic and comic, O’Casey’s The Shadow of a Gunman is the tale of an ambitious young woman who dreams of a life beyond her Dublin tenement with the mysterious neighbour downstairs.

Directed by Garry Hynes, The Shadow of a Gunman features Druid Ensemble members Rory Nolan and Marty Rea, alongside Gabriel Adewusi, Clare Barrett, Caitríona Ennis, Bosco Hogan, Sean Kearns, Robbie O’Connor and Catherine Walsh.

This five-star production was first produced in 2023 as part of DruidO’Casey, Druid’s play cycle of Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy, which also includes The Plough and the Stars and Juno and the Paycock.

Druid O’Casey broke box office records when it was announced in early 2023 and sold out weeks in advance so early booking is strongly recommended for this national tour of The Shadow of a Gunman.

★★★★★ ‘a revelation … magnificent’ The Observer

★★★★★ ‘Druid triumphs yet again … spectacular’ Irish Mail on Sunday

★★★★★ ‘a thrilling experiment in epic theatre’ New York Stage Review

WINNER – Garry Hynes, Best Director, UK Theatre Awards

‘magnificent … a monumental undertaking … a truly memorable experience’ Sunday Independent (Emer O’Kelly)

‘superb … immense’ Sunday Independent (Colin Murphy)

Suitable for ages 12+

*Image by Ros Kavanagh


Gabriel Adewusi

Clare Barrett

Caitríona Ennis

Bosco Hogan

Sean Kearns

Rory Nolan

Robbie O’Connor

Marty Rea

Catherine Walsh



Director Garry Hynes

Set and Costume Design Francis O’Connor

Co-Costume Design Clíodhna Hallissey

Lighting Design James F. Ingalls

Sound Design Gregory Clarke

Movement Director David Bolger

Composer and Musical Director Conor Linehan

Casting Director Amy Rowan

Hair and Make-Up Design Gráinne Coughlan

Associate Director Sarah Baxter

Assistant Director Katie O’Halloran

Assistant Lighting Designer Suzie Cummins



Thursday 8th & Friday 9th February | 8pm | Sat 10th February | 2:30pm & 8pm | Tickets €30/€27