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Druid Theatre presents The Last Return by Sonya Kelly


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Tickets €30/€26 Conc. + €1 Booking fee
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)

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Not all good things come to those who wait.

One final night. One last chance. Five people queue for a ticket to the hottest show in town. All they must do is simply wait in line. But what in life is ever simple?

Who will triumph, who will fail, and who will walk away with… The Last Return?

A new play by acclaimed playwright Sonya Kelly (Once Upon a Bridge, Furniture), The Last Return is a thrilling comedy about conflict, peace and the pursuit of territory at any cost.

Sara Joyce (Once Upon a Bridge) directs a cast that includes Anna Healy, Bosco Hogan, Rebecca O’Mara and Naima Swaleh.

Druid’s world premiere production of The Last Return opened at Galway International Arts Festival 2022 and then played Edinburgh Festival Fringe (where it won a Fringe First Award) and Dublin Theatre Festival. In Spring 2023, The Last Return embarks on an 8-venue tour of Ireland.

★★★★★ ‘astonishingly original’   What’s On Stage

★★★★★ ‘blisteringly funny’   The Arts Desk

★★★★★ ‘a spectacular piece of theatre’   The Wee Review

★★★★★ ‘astonishing dark comedy’   Feeling Good

Content warning: Please note that this production contains adult themes, strong language, strobe lighting and depictions of violence to others. Age guidance: 14+

★★★★★  a true work of genius’  The Times


Ticket Person: Anna Healy
Newspaper Man: Bosco Hogan
Military Man: Aidan Moriarty
Umbrella Woman: Rebecca O’Mara
Woman in Pink: Naima Swaleh


Writer: Sonya Kelly
Director: Sara Joyce
Set and Costume Design: Francis O’Connor
Lighting Design: Amy Mae
Sound Design and Composition: Michael John McCarthy
Movement: Jessica and Megan Kennedy (Junk Ensemble)
Dramatherapy: Wabriya King
Hair and Make-Up: Gráinne Coughlan
Associate Costume Designer: Clíodhna Hallissey
Assistant Director: Katie O’Halloran