Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival


Written and directed by Enda Walsh
starring Clare Barrett, Aoife Duffin and Domhnall Gleeson
with drummer Seán Carpio

Running Time | 90 minutes (no interval)
Age Suitability | For ages 16+


Online | 15 – 26 September | BOOK HERE.*
Streaming | 8pm, 15 – 18 September
On Demand | 19 – 26 September (watch anytime during these dates)
Post-Show Talk | Enda Walsh and members of the cast in conversation. Live on 16 September or watch on demand until 26 Sept. BOOK HERE.
How to Watch | For full details on how to watch online click here.

*Available to watch online in US and Canada in Nov/Dec. Tickets on sale from St. Ann’s Warehouse later this year.


In Person | 2 – 18 September
Black Box Theatre as part of Galway International Arts Festival
Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm
Sunday 5 & Sunday 12 September, 5pm
Matinees: Saturday 11 and 18 September, 2pm

*Please Note: All attendees will be required to show proof of a Covid-19 vaccination certificate at the venue.


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How long have you been here, John? 
– I don’t know. 
And what brought you here?      
That’s difficult to answer.

John Kane is sitting on a hospital gurney, and very shortly a jazz percussionist, two women called Mary, a very old man and a giant lobster will arrive.

Then everything will start.

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival are partnering once more to bring to the stage a new play by Enda Walsh. Medicine received its world premiere performance at the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival in August to critical acclaim, prior to its opening at GIAF 2021 in September and New York transfer to St. Ann’s Warehouse in November. Medicine is the latest co-production from Landmark and GIAF the team that brought you Walsh’s MistermanBallyturk and Arlington.

Booking Information

Galway International Arts Festival
2-18 September (In person) SOLD OUT
15, 16, 17 & 18 (Streamed)
19 – 26 September (On Demand – watch anytime between these dates)
Book Tickets here.

St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York
11 November – 5 December ( In person)
21, 28 November & 5 December (Streamed)*
Book Tickets Here
*Available to watch in the US and Canada.


Edinburgh International Festival
4 – 29 August, 2021 (In Person)

Medicine is a dark and frequently absurdist work that shatters the boundary between cast and audience. It is a devastatingly funny and moving meditation on how, for decades, we have treated those we call ‘mentally ill’.

This production features a sensational cast – Clare BarrettAoife Duffin and Domhnall Gleeson, and drummer Seán Carpio – as Enda Walsh once again shines a light on the darkest corners of our collective stories. Walsh returns with his regular team of world–class collaborators: designers Jamie Vartan [set], Adam Silverman [lighting], Helen Atkinson [sound], Joan O’Clery [costume] and composer Teho Teardo, with live drumming composed and performed by Seán Carpio.

Image Credits: Alex Sapienza & Jess Shurte

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the support of the Arts Council for making the performances in Galway possible, and to Culture Ireland for supporting the performances in Edinburgh.


Clare Barrett
Aoife Duffin
Domhnall Gleeson
with drummer Seán Carpio

Creative Team

Written and Directed by Enda Walsh
Composer Teho Teardo
Set Designer Jamie Vartan
Lighting Designer Adam Silverman
Sound Designer Helen Atkinson
Costume Designer Joan O’Clery
Live Drumming Composed and Performed by Seán Carpio
Associate Director Eoghan Carrick