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The Five Lamps – By Roddy Doyle


  • 12 - 14 Mar // 8pm & School Shows 10.30am daily
  • Main Space
  • €25 & €23 concession
  • Meal Deal €44 for Evening Shows (Ticket + 2 Course Meal) School Shows €10 Ticket

The Five Lamps by Roddy Doyle

The emotional story of a man who makes the irrational decision to come to Dublin to look for his son, who he has not seen in four years. His search takes him on an odyssey through inner city Dublin, and small acts of kindness light up his search as he hopes against hope to find his son in the deserted city. This is a gentle hymn to the inner city, and as in all of Roddy Doyle’s writing about Dublin, explores the humour and emotions of people on the edge. Despite this, The Five Lamps becomes a truly life-affirming story.

Adapted and directed  by Joe O’Byrne. Starring Eoin O’Sullivan.
The show is an adaptation of a story from the LIFE WITHOUT CHILDREN collection by Roddy Doyle published in 2021.

PHOTO CREDIT Pati Guimaraes.

Schools Shows 8pm | €10
Teachers go FREE
To Book schools shows contact Box Office: 01 4627477

Youth & Group Offer for evening shows €12 for groups of 6+


Presented By: Five Lamps Arts Festival and Co-Motion Media
Duration: 65 mins. No Interval
Suitable For Ages 14+

Join us for a series of post-show chats, curated by The Civic around the themes in the play.

Tuesday 13th (10 am Schools) Panelists from Jigsaw Youth Mental Health and Fighting Words.
Tuesday 13th (8 pm) Panelists from Walk and Talk Tallaght and Merchants Quay.
Wednesday 14th (10 am Schools) Panelists from Pieta House and Fighting Words.
Wednesday 14th (8 pm) Panelists from Merchants Quay and Pieta House.
Thursday 15th (10 am Schools) Panelists from Jigsaw Youth Mental Health and Walk and Talk Tallaght.
Thursday 15th (8 pm) Panelists from Fighting Words, Stephen Jones actor and musician from the show.


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