By Conor McPherson

Donmar Warehouse @ Trafalgar Studios

Directed by Tackroom Artistic Director Abbey Wright for Donmar Warehouse at Trafalgar


Donmar Warehouse @ Trafalgar Studios

Cast and Creative Team


08 DECEMBER 2011 – 31 DECEMBER 2011


“…this fine revival… It’s a grim situation but Wright wrings every drop of dark humour out of the script and offers a glimmer of hope at the end.” ★★★★ Financial Times

“If you want an antidote to seasonal mush, this is certainly it.” ★★★★ Michael Billington, The Guardian

“Exhilarating… Abbey Wright‘s production is good on the detail and rises to the cathartic heights. In a season where theatre wears fake boobs, here’s a little realist epiphany which will still be with you after you pack up the tinsel and stars.” ★★★★ Time Out

“Abbey Wright directing elicits a superb performance from Lydon… An inspiring evening depicting the struggles of humanity against self-imposed adversity.” ★★★★ Irish Examiner

“John’s gentle catharsis held me fast for 70 minutes with its sadness, dignity, humour and humanity.” Libby Purves, The Times

“An assured production… as seasonal as a dread-inducing hangover, this is a well-timed revival.” Paul Taylor, The Independent

“Director Abbey Wright does well to mine all of the emotion and wit in McPherson’s script. She gets three excellent performances.” The Stage

“There is a clear sense of the 70 minute piece’s tripartite balance in Abbey Wright‘s efficient production.” Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard

“Abbey Wright‘s production deserves attention for its detailed and intricate characterization.”  British Theatre Guide