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The Empty Nest


  • 6 & 7 Mar // 8pm
  • Main Space
  • €22 & €20 concession
  • Meal Deal €41 (Ticket + 2 Course Meal)

Tony and Sheila are watching television. Their children are grown and their grandchildren are invading their lives. They haven’t had sex forever and all that’s on the television is sex. Oisín Flores Sweeney’s first play is a hilarious piece of theatre that encompasses the way many Irish couples live today. Produced by Blood in the Alley Theatre Company the play is directed by Geoff Gould. It stars Irish Times Theatre Award nominee Seamus O’Rourke (Lakelands), an established actor and playwright and Joan Sheehy, actor and director whose screen credits include The Field, The Boxer, Father Ted and most recently, An Cailín Ciúin.


“This wonderful little comedy is a perfect match of humour and heart, and definitely not just for empty-nesters” – ★★★★ David Keane, The Reviews Hub.

“Sweeney’s hugely funny, uncomfortably accurate, and comedically sharp script, proves to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience”- ★★★★ Chris O’Rourke, The Arts Review

Presented By: Blood in the Alley Theatre Company
Starring: Seamus O’Rourke and Joan Sheehy
Duration: 55 minutes. No Interval
Age Suitability: 15+
Please note the use of flickering lights, with occasional bad language and sexual references.

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