This January Druid return to Dublin's Gaiety Theatre with their new production of John B. Keane's Sive. We headed to John B's Bar at the Gaiety Theatre for the full cast announcement and an impromptu performance from the wonderfully talented Radie Peat.
This January, the Gaiety Theatre presents Druid’s major new production of John B. Keane’s most famous play, Sive, in a welcome return to the Gaiety Theatre. Following on from their award-winning productions of The Beauty Queen of Leenane (2016, 2017) and Big Maggie (2016), Druid commences another busy year with this giant of the Irish canon. The production runs at the Gaiety Theatre from 26th January until 3rd March.
Today, full details of the cast were announced at a reception in John B’s Bar at the Gaiety Theatre. The cast includes: Gráinne Good (Sive), Andrea Irvine (Mena) Barbara Brennan (Nana), Tommy Tiernan (Thomasheen Seán), Brian Doherty (Mike Glavin), Seán Doyle (Liam Scuab), Bosco Hogan (Seán Dóta), Marie Mullen (Pats Bocock) and Radie Peat (Carthalawn).
‘I love working on the plays of John B. Keane.’ says director Garry Hynes. ‘He has this potent mix of great characters, brilliant storytelling, the magic and the spiritual, which make his plays a joy for both audiences and actors alike.’
‘The Co Kerry playwright’s mix of melodrama and myth was a cocktail so powerful that it blew the head off a country that was tired of a stifling orthodoxy’ – The Irish Times
‘Druid is one of the world’s great acting ensembles’ – The Guardian
Don’t miss Druid’s production of Sive at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin:
Previews: Friday 26th Jan – Mon 29th Jan 2018
Opens: Tuesday 30th Jan 2018
Runs until 3rd March 2018
Tickets are on sale now.