The Table

Previous Performances

Town Hall Theatre, Galway; The Peacock, Abbey Theatre, Dublin (2023)

The Table lies at the heart of the Ó Flatharta home.

Crafted from the felled tree of their ancestors, down through the generations the family have rested cradles upon it, children played underneath it, adults rejoiced at it and goodbyes were said over it. A trick is played, a deal is made, a family is changed forever. The Table that brought them together now stands between them.

Written by Christian O’Reilly and directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, The Table is performed by an ensemble cast. Branar sensitively explore the impact of the Civil War through this resonant story of how a family can be divided. 

The Table was originally developed with the assistance of a Commemoration Bursary, named for Billy Scott, from the Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach 

Designed for Children aged 8+

Duration: Approx. 1 hour

Bilingual - Irish and English

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Foras na Gaeilge and Galway City Council.

Creative Team
Marc Mac Lochlainn
Christian O'Reilly
Bob Kelly
Eoin O'Dubhghaill
Grace Kiely
Helen Gregg
Martha Dunlea
Developed with the Company
Set Designer
Maeve Clancy
Composer/Musical Director
Michael Chang
Costume Designer
Miriam Donohue
Lighting Designer
Sebastian Pizarro
Puppet Design and Maker
Ger Clancy
Executive Producer
Joanne Beirne
Line Producer
Niamh Ní Fhlatharta
Noel Minogue
Kate Bowe
John McMahon
Puppet Dressing
Marie Murray
Scenic Artist
Rachel Towey
Set Builder
Tony Reade
Set Builder
Stephen Shepherd
Ciaran Kelly

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