Presented By Mary Lou McCarthy in association with Ready, Steady, SHOW!, The Civic and The Everyman

‘The Dead Letter Office’ by Mary-Lou McCarthy is an exciting new play for young audiences aged 9+, exploring migration and belonging.

Elizabeth is a dead letter detective and knows everything there is to know about lost post. She loves her job… but people don’t send letters anymore. Days before the closure of her beloved Dead Letter Office, a mysterious package arrives. Faced with the most difficult mystery of her career, Elizabeth is forced to make life-changing decisions.

Developed by Veronica Coburn and  Directed by Emily Foran, with an award-winning creative team, the play is a beautiful story about connection and how through others we can find ourselves.  Students who attend the play will receive an educational resource pack and video resources further exploring the themes and narrative of the play.

Commissioned and developed in partnership with Ready, Steady SHOW! at The Civic.

Supported by Branar Meitheal. The project is funded by the Arts Council. Early development support through Creative Ireland, Branar Tiny Shows, Time to Play with Theatre Lovett, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Draíocht Theatre and Mayo Arts Service.

Duration 60 mins. No Interval
Tickets: €10 adults, €7 child, €30 for family of 4
Suitable for ages 9+ 

School shows :
€7 per student + teachers go FREE Call Box Office 01 4627477
FREE Child ticket with every adult ticket purchased
*Discount applied at checkout
Weds 26th Oct 10am & 12:30pm (schools)
Thurs 27th 10am (schools) & 7pm (family)
Fri 28th 10am (schools) & 7pm (family)


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Mary-Lou McCarthy

Director: Emily Foran
Producer: Mags Keohane
Play development: Veronica Coburn
Writer: Mary-Lou McCarthy
Set Design: Ger Clancy
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer
Sound Design and Music: Jack Cawley
Production Manager: Anthony Hanley
Assistant Production Manager: Ronan O’Shea
Stage Manager: Sadhbh Barrett Coakley
Educational Resource Pack: Sarah Fitzgibbon
Graphic Design: Ronan McDonnell