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
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✭✭✭✭✭ ’superb production … a magnificent cast’
✭✭✭✭✭ ‘pitch-perfect … unforgettable … Domhnall Gleeson is outstanding’
✭✭✭✭✭ ‘magnificent performances’
The Sunday Times
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 Misterman, Ballyturk and Arlington.
Download the show programme here.
Galway International Arts Festival
2-18 September (In person)
15, 16, 17 & 18 (Streamed)
19 – 26 September (On Demand)
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 Barrett, Aoife 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.
with drummer Seán Carpio
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