A Skull In Connemara

A Skull in Connemara photo Darragh Kane 

A Skull in Connemara photo Darragh Kane 




A Skull in Connemara 

by acclaimed writer and director

of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Olympia Theatre

Running until 1 September


Decadent Theatre Company and the Olympia Theatre proudly present a new production of Martin McDonagh’s very funny black comedy, A Skull in Connemara. Starring Pat Shortt in the lead role as local gravedigger Mick Dowd, A Skull in Connemara will run at the Olympia Theatre until 1 September. This production is directed by Andrew Flynn.


Award winning writer / director Martin McDonagh is one of Ireland’s most successful and prolific playwrights / screenwriters.  His most recent work the acclaimed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri scooped five BAFTA awards and two wins at the Oscars for Frances McDormand (Best Actress) and Sam Rockwell (Best Supporting Actor).  


A Skull in Connemara: Strange rumours have begun to surface about the local gravedigger, Mick Dowd, rumours about his involvement in the sudden death of his late wife seven years earlier. Enter a cast of nosey neighbours, a troublesome teenager, and an ambitious Guard to set the scene for a brilliant black comedy by master playwright, Martin McDonagh.


Cast also includes is Maria McDermottroe (Killinascully), Patrick Ryan (Red Rock) and Jarlath Tivnan (The Pillowman). 

Set design by Irish Times Theatre Award winners Owen McCarthaigh and Sinead McKenna.


Reviews of Decadent Theatre’s previous production directed by Andrew Flynn:


“a deliciously grim fantasy in a staging as earthy & ethereal as a Tim Burton movie” The Irish Times


“Flynn’s assured, stylish production is less a revival than an illuminated restoration.” Irish Theatre Magazine



Tickets priced: from 21 euro  (including €1 restoration levy)

Dates & Times:

Until 1st September 2018

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesdays & Saturdays



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Press information:

Sinead O’Doherty / Gerry Lundberg   086 259 1070 / O’Doherty Communications 

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