The Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O’Casey Directed by Garry Hynes A Druid production
In the spring of 2024, Druid will visit glór with Sean O’Casey’s classic play The Shadow of a Gunman.
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.
DruidO’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.
Suitable for ages 12+. Please note that this production features depictions of violence and war, with gunshots and loud noises. Duration: 90 Mins, no interval
★★★★★ ‘a revelation … magnificent’ The Observer
★★★★★ ‘Druid triumphs yet again … spectacular’ Irish Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ ‘a thrilling experiment in epic theatre’ New York Stage Review
★★★★★ ‘brilliant … astonishing … perfection’ Front Row Center
WINNER – Garry Hynes, Best Director, UK Theatre Awards
Images © Ross Kavanagh
★★★★★ a thrilling experiment in epic theatre’ New York Stage Review
Recommended by: The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Time Out New York
‘the season’s most exciting international visit’ The New Yorker
‘astonishing’ The Wall Street Journal
‘incredibly funny, relentlessly tragic…a rare thrill’ New York Magazine
‘a treasure hall of shocking tableaux and stirring poetry, not a second wasted’ Observer (New York)
‘magnificent…a monumental undertaking…a truly memorable experience’ Sunday Independent (Emer O’Kelly)
‘Druid’s big guns deliver a delicious barrage of O’Casey’ Irish Independent
‘Druid’s magnificent new staging of the O’Casey trilogy should be a source of national pride…a unique national epic’ The Irish Times (Fintan O’Toole)
★★★★ ‘a significant achievement by Hynes and her superb ensemble…magnificent’ The Irish Examiner
★★★★ ‘the theatrical event of the year…crucial, contemporary and relevant’ The Arts Review
‘worth moving heaven and earth to try to get a ticket’ Irish Farmers Journal