Galway-based Druid are one of the world’s great ensemble theatre companies, and have pioneered the development of Irish theatre, as well as touring internationally to enormous acclaim.
Listed below are three of the companies acclaimed productions for future touring consideration - please do not hesitate to get in contact for further infomration.
Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett
‘Exceptional . . . miraculous . . . I never wanted them to stop’- Irish Times
‘undoubtedly one of the best productions of Waiting for Godot in recent memory.' - British Theatre Guide
On a bare road in the middle of nowhere, two world-weary friends await the arrival of the mysterious Godot. While waiting, they speculate, bicker, joke and ponder life’s greater questions. As dusk begins to fall, two figures appear on the horizon.
Regarded as one of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is a masterpiece that draws endless interpretations and Druid's production has won acclaim from audiences and critics alike, a Herald Angel Award (Edinburgh International Festival) and multiple Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.
- Director Garry Hynes
- Design Francis O'Connor
- Lighting Design James F Ingalls
- Sound Design Greg Clarke
- Movement Director Nick Winston
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
By Martin McDonagh
‘Spellbinding, terrifying’- The Observer
‘McDonagh re-creates traditional Irish family drama only to set it ablaze with a postmodern blowtorch’- LA Times
The Beauty Queen of Leenane is set in the mountains of Connemara and tells the story of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, aging mother. Mag’s interference in Maureen’s first and potentially last romantic relationship sets in motion a chain of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific.
Premiered by Druid in 1996, the original co-production with the Royal Court went on to win four Tony Awards including Best Direction for Garry Hynes – the first woman in Tony Award history to win the title.
Director Garry Hynes
- Design – Set and Costume Francis O’Connor
- Lighting James F. Ingalls
- Sound Greg Clark
- Composer Paddy Cunneen
- Fight Director Bryan Burroughs
By Sonya Kelly
‘A triumph’ – Irish Independent
‘Wickedly insightful’ – Irish Times
Furniture is a lighthearted new piece about perceptions and possessions. Told through the lives of six individuals, this fresh comedy looks at how the things we own shape our worldview and even ourselves.
In an age of rampant consumerism, is it easier to purchase symbols of identity rather than cultivate our own? Written by Sonya Kelly (The Wheelchair on my Face; How to Keep an Alien), Furniture is a humorous, insightful, touching and often philosophical look at who we are and how we'd like to be perceived.
'Furniture is not sentimental. You can love it, but it won't remember who you are.'
- Director Cathal Cleary
- Designer Francis O'Connor
- Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
- Sound Designer Greg Clarke