Verdant Productions, Four Rivers and The Civic Theatre present
The Irish premiere of
Isla by Tim Price
as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival
A dark comedy about a widower and a talking device. featuring Mark Lambert, Tina Kellegher and Sarah Madigan.
Roger needs company and he doesn’t want a dog. When his daughter Erin buys him the latest Isla digital assistant an unexpected relationship between man and technology emerges. But who’s really in control?
A touching and troubling inquiry into our relationship with AI……
“Mark Lambert is superb, finding hues of sympathy and compassion in a character in which such responses are not always invited”. The Guardian
“A dynamic, interesting watch – delivering laughs and tears, Isla puts both hope and horror on offer, with a few laughs along the way”. BBC 4
“It is a play that both entertains and challenges as a result”. What’s On Stage
“Dark, multi-layered comedy……Mark Lambert gives a Herculean performance as Roger…. With deeply thought-provoking results”. The Stage UK ****
Directed By: Davey Kelleher
Starring: Mark Lambert, Tina Kellegher and Sarah Madigan
Lighting Design: Colin Doran
Costume Design: Mae Leahy
Sound Design: Ben Keighley
Duration: 110 minutes. One interval
Age Suitability: parental guidance, contains some strong language.
Previews – Thursday 28th – Friday 29th Sep. 8pm
Opening – Sat. 30th Sep. 8pm
Sunday 1st Oct 8pm
Monday 2nd Oct. NO SHOW
Tuesday 3rd – Sat 7th Oct 8pm
Matinee Sunday 1st Oct. 2pm
The Civic Sessions
Join us for a post-show discussion with cast and creatives on Tuesday 3rd Oct.
Supported by The Arts Council