Garry Hynes’ DruidO’Casey wins Best Director at the UK Theatre Awards

Hearty congratulations for Garry Hynes on winning the Best Director award at the UK Theatre Awards. This award is in recognition of her productions of The Plough and The Stars, The Shadow of a Gunman and Juno and the Paycock.

These wonderful productions have already received acclaim everywhere they have played, and it is lovely to see Garry getting recognition for the extraordinary work it took to bring these productions to the stage.

“I am honoured to receive this award and wish to thank UK Theatre for recognising not only my work but the work of a legion of people who brought DruidO’Casey to life this year,” Hynes said.

from The Irish Times

Druid Theatre: Three Short Comedies by Seán O’Casey

Druid is back on the road with three short comedies by the great Irish playwright Seán O’Casey.

Playing in  GalwayDublinKilkenny or Wexford for these classic rip-roaring one-act plays.

A Pound on Demand is the tale of Jerry and Sammy who badly need a quick injection of cash to continue their night on the town.

In Bedtime Story, poor John Jo Mulligan learns the hard way that inviting members of the opposite sex to Miss Mossie’s lodging house comes with serious consequences.

All hell breaks loose in The End of the Beginning when Darry Berrill and his wife Lizzie agree to swap their household roles – and that’s before Darry’s clumsy friend Barry arrives.

These short tales of misadventure will be directed by Garry Hynes and performed by Druid ensemble members Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan and Marty Rea with Venetia Bowe, Liam Heslin and Sarah Morris.

GALWAY | The Mick Lally Theatre | 29 Nov – 4 Dec
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DUBLIN | Pavilion Theatre | 8 – 11 Dec
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KILKENNY | Watergate Theatre | 14 – 15 Dec
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WEXFORD | Jerome Hynes Theatre, National Opera House | 17 – 18 Dec
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Juno and the Paycock: Reviews for the Irish Repertory Theater

Following on from the very positive reception for Shadow of a Gunman, the second production of the O’Casey season at the Irish Repertory Theater, Juno and the Paycock, has also received many glowing reviews. The production runs as part of the Irish Repertory Theater’s Sean O’Casey Season until 25th May. Click here for more information and to book tickets.


Juno is a masterpiece of 20th-century drama, and this production, with its great ensemble acting and expert direction, brings out its best qualities. Everything about Irish Rep’s O’Casey season has met its high expectations, and one can hardly wait for April 20, when The Plough and the Stars starts performances.

Time Out

Under the meticulously calibrated direction of Neil Pepe… this production is a gem of Irish realism, expertly transitioning from humorous banter to life-altering epiphanies.

New York Stage Review

… superb, searing revival.

The New Yorker

O’Casey presents a complex mixture of comedy, politics, song, and mourning, and the director, Neil Pepe, fashions it movingly.


Performed by a dynamic cast led by Ciarán O’Reilly and Maryann Plunkett, Pepe’s take feels fresh and relevant while remaining faithful to O’Casey’s nearly 100-year-old play.

Theater Time

[M]ay I direct your attention to a gem of a revival playing at the Irish Rep with some truly unforgettable performances. Sean O’ Casey’s “Juno and the Paycock” is one of the highlights of this current season.

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