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
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