World premiere.

Presented by b*spoke theatre company,  in association with The Civic as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

Two men, together, on the edge of heaven.

In a strange restaurant two American giants who revere each other, Groucho Marx and TS Eliot, meet for dinner. Both in their own ways great defiant spirits, they create magic and anarchy, revealing secrets and sorrows. The evening is presided over by the Proprietor, who seems to control the workings of the universe.
Or does she?

In Dinner With Groucho all is revealed, or nearly so…

From the award-winning writer of such iconic plays as ‘Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme’, ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ and ‘The Factory Girls’ comes this fast-paced fictional dinner date like no other.

Written By Frank McGuinness
Produced By Alison McKenna Directed by Loveday Ingram
Set Design: Adam Wiltshire
Lighting Design: Paul Keogan
Costume Design: Joan Bergin

Choreography: David Bolger
Composer & Sound Design: Conor Linehan

Ian Bartholomew as Groucho Marx
Ingrid Craigie as Proprietor
Greg Hicks as T.S. Eliot

Previews  Thursday 22nd – Monday 26th September, 8pm
Opens 27th September, 8pm
28th September – 1st October, 8pm
Matinees: 29th September and 1st October, 3pm
Ticket Prices: €25/ €23 concession
Matinee and Previews all tickets €20

Duration: 70 mins approx. No Interval
Age Suitability: 10+ years

The Civic Sessions
Join us for a post-show discussion with Ian Bartholomew, Ingrid Craigie & Greg Hicks following the show on Friday 30th September.

Photography by Barry McCall ©
Background image is a detail from T.S. Eliot by Ida Kar © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Supported by the Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon