The Everyman takes Kevin Barry’s Autumn Royal on tour
We were honoured to attend the opening night of Kevin Barry’s Autumn Royal at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin last night.
Autumn Royal by Kevin Barry, the multi-award-winning writer of the novels Beatlebone and City Of Bohane opened at the Everyman Theatre in Cork last week and is currently on tour across Ireland, visiting venues in Dublin, Longford, Newbridge, Bray, Limerick, Cavan and Roscommon.
May (Siobhán McSweeney) and Timothy (Peter Campion) are looking after the father – the father has long since taken to the bed. Their own lives are curtailed, closed down, and they’re not getting any younger. Should they stay or should they go? A dark, dark comedy, set on the north side of Cork city, Autumn Royal is a play about life and death, love and hate, hysterical dependency, jealousy, rage, horror, and homicidal notions – or, in other words, it’s a play about a family.
Autumn Royal is Kevin Barry’s first piece written originally for the stage. Autumn Royal stars Siobhan McSweeney and Peter Campion, two of the breakout stars from TV’s Derry Girls.
Dublin, 8 – 12 May, Project Arts Centre
Longford, 15-16 May, Backstage Theatre
Newbridge, 18 – 19 May, Riverbank Arts Centre
Bray, 22 – 23 May, Mermaid Arts Centre
Limerick, 25 – 26 May, Belltable
Cavan, 29 – 30 May, The Ramor Theatre
Roscommon, 1 – 2 June, Roscommon Arts Centre