A Skull in Connemara 

Decadent Theatre Company and the Olympia Theatre have announced a new production of Martin McDonagh’s hilarious 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 from 14th August for 3 weeks only. This production is directed by Andrew Flynn.

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.

Award winning writer/director Martin McDonagh is one of Ireland’s most successful and prolific playwrights and 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).

Speaking of the announcement of this new production Pat Shortt said, ‘I have previously worked with Martin McDonagh on The Lonesome West in 1998 with Druid Theatre Company touring Ireland, The Cripple of Inishmaan in 2014 with The Michael Grandage Theatre Co. on the West End stage in London and On Broadway (NYC) the following year. I am hugely excited to work once again with Martin on the critically acclaimed A Skull in Connemara with Decadent Theatre Co. Hopefully this time I’ll get it right.’

The cast for this production also includes Maria McDermottroe (Killinascully), Patrick Ryan (Red Rock) and Jarlath Tivnan (The Pillowman). Set design will be by Irish Times Theatre Award winners Owen McCarthaigh and Sinead McKenna.

A Skull in Connemara runs at the Olympia Theatre from August 14th – September 1st  

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesdays & Saturdays

Tickets priced from €21 are on sale now.



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