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From a Low and Quiet Sea



  • 25 & 26 May // 8pm
  • Main Space
  • €24 & €22 concession
  • Meal Deal €43 Ticket + 2 course meal

Decadent Theatre Company and Galway Arts Centre present From a Low and Quiet Sea, adapted for the stage from Donal Ryan’s acclaimed Booker Prize-nominated novel. Directed by Andrew Flynn. The mother, the refugee, the penitent, the dreamer. From a Low and Quiet Sea is a carefully crafted portrait of the intersecting lives of four characters, each searching for a version of home.

From war–torn Syria to small–town Ireland, they are scarred by all they have loved and lost. They are drawn towards a powerful reckoning, one that will bring them together in the most unexpected of ways.

“It is not very often that four demanding and intense roles come together with absolute perfection, but they do in this production. Not a moment, a nuance, a gesture is less than perfect throughout, as each of the characters in turn drag the heart from your body… This play will haunt you.” – Irish Independent, July 2022

“The interwoven voices providing audiences with intimate engagements with the characters, whose fates are aligned in surprising and unpredictable ways…A moment of deep theatrical resonance for the audience, where the staging matches the emotional heft of Ryan’s language.” – Irish Times, July 2022

“For this co-production between Decadent Theatre Company and Galway Arts Centre, the script was developed by [Donal] Ryan, along with director Andrew Flynn and the impressive cast of four, and retains the lyricism of the novel…the performances are subtle and often gripping, as the successive monologues build to create character studies.” – The Guardian, July 2022

Andrew Flynn

Aosaf Afzal as Farouk
Darragh O’Toole as Lampy
Eva Bartley as Florence
Denis Conway as John

Adapted for the stage from Donal Ryan’s acclaimed Booker Prize-nominated novel.

Presented By: Decadent Theatre Company
Duration: 120 Minutes. One interval
Age Suitability: (PG)

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