These Halcyon Days
Nominated for Best New Play at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2012
These Halcyon Days gets its Olympia debut from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th June, for 5 performances only, including a matinee on Sat 15th June.
Directed by David Horan (Moment, Macbeth for Second Age), with design by Maree Kearns (Anglo: the Musical), lighting by Kevin Smith, and original sound by composer Trevor Knight, These Halcyon Days is a funny, touching drama that will both uplift and inspire.
Deirdre Kinahan’s (Moment, Bogboy) laugh-out-loud, bittersweet new playThese Halcyon Days features Anita Reeves and Stephen Brennan in a celebration of the human spirit and our quest for meaning in even the most seemingly hopeless circumstance.
It took a while. But they found each other.
Seán (Brennan) sits alone in a nursing-home conservatory, abandoned to his memories when in storms Patricia (Reeves), a feisty woman with a zest for life and for handsome men in wheelchairs. A wary intimacy soon develops between the two, an unforeseen relationship by turns charming and combative, tender and funny.
Writer of critically acclaimed international plays Moment and Bogboy (‘a ferociously funny and unexpectedly shattering writer’ – Metro, London), Deirdre Kinahan’s new drama is infused with her hallmark wry humour and humanity which critics and audiences worldwide have come to admire. A play about facing our fears and bucking against despair, These Halcyon Days is a glorious celebration of the human spirit against the odds. Kinahan is one of Ireland's most celebrated contemporary playwrights and her work is produced regularly both in Ireland and on the International stage.
'Tickles the funny bone as much as it pulls at the heartstrings...the performances are stellar, and Kinahan's message is an important one' - Evening Herald
'two of our most eminent actors … a tour de force performance' - Irish Independent
'touching drama … Kinahan could ask for no better actors than Stephen Brennan and Anita Reeves to bring her characters to life' - The Irish Times
'a genuine delight' - Irish Theatre Magazine
Tickets priced from €20.00 including booking fee on sale now via Ticketmaster.