An eagerly awaited new play by Billy Roche (The Wexford Trilogy and The Cavalcaders) set in a provincial library on the cusp of its transfer to new premises. A Love Like That tells the story of Ellen, a senior librarian coping with the advice and warnings of an ambitious younger colleague Together they bear the upset suffered by the library staff and their loyal readers – in particular John-Joe, a down-at-heel homeless man and Aidan, a sensible widower – at the impending move.
In a time of disruption, Ellen finds escape by reuniting
with her old flame Lance, a charming wanderer who has returned home from his travels. Ellen faces betrayal on all sides but her warrior self finds hope and light in the process of change.
This production is funded by the Arts Council.
Presented by Decadent Theatre Company, in association with The Civic and Dublin Theatre Festival
Duration: 120 minutes. One interval
Cast & Creative Team
Directed by Andrew Flynn
Sound Design by Carl Kennedy
Lighting Design by Ciaran Bagnall
Cast: Lesley McGuire, Peter Gowen, Geoff Minogue, Lalor Roddy, Jane McGrath
THE CIVIC SESSIONS
OCT Thurs 3rd – join us for a post-show discussion with members of the company.