SOLAR BONES by Mike McCormack, adapted by Michael West
Mike McCormack’s multi-award-winning novel Solar Bones is brought to life by Stanley Townsend in a performance directed by Lynne Parker in an adaption by Michael West.
Marcus Conway has come home to his kitchen in Louisburgh Co. Mayo. Everything seems normal, yet he is haunted by the feeling that nothing is quite right. Poring obsessively over the details of his relationships, his world and his work as an engineer brings him closer to an understanding of how the things and people he loves have come together, and how they have and must inevitably come apart.
“reminds you why you love theatre” – Sunday Times
“It is spellbinding and compelling…tremendous piece” – Sunday Business Post
“…riveting theatre. Toweringly that is down to Stanley Townsend in a performance of extraordinary naturalism under Lynne Parker’s seamless direction.” – Sunday Independent
“This is a profound engagement with death, but also with life.” – The Independent
“Award-winning novel packs a punch on the stage” – Sunday Independent
“crafted for stage by writer Michael West and director Lynne Parker with profundity and nuance” – The Irish Times
“Stanley Townsend summons a profound ordinariness to embody this noble everyman. Lynne Parker directs this world premiere for Rough Magic and Kilkenny Arts Festival. Her touch is sure-handed and subtle, skilfully coating the profundities of the material with simplicity.” – The Independent
Age recommendation 12A
Date and Time
Wednesday Nov 2, 2022 Friday Nov 4, 2022
Tickets cost €31 | Conc. €28 | Student €16