The Talk of the Town

By Emma Donoghue

Hatch Theatre Company, Landmark Productions and Dublin Theatre Festival 

Directed by Annabelle Comyn 
Set Design by Paul O'Mahony 
Costume Design by Peter O'Brien 
Lighting Design by Natasha Chivers 
Original Music and Sound Design by Philip Stewart 
Choreographer Liz Roche 
Cast Barry Barnes, Lorcan Cranitch, Michele Forbes, Steve Gunn, Darragh Kelly, Owen McDonnell with Catherine Walker as Maeve Brennan

“…the set is absolutely magnificent” BBC Radio Ulster

“…with Paul O’Mahony’s excellent set at once linking and marking off the two kinds of terrain.” Irish Times

“Paul O’Mahony’s set takes on a kind of metamorphic character of its own.  Decked with book shelves, writing desks and half-drank glasses of martini (or milk, as William Shawn’s seemingly preferred beverage), the space is reinvented for each scene at the hands of the actors in sharply choreographed outbursts of dance, purposeful rearrangement and drunken disorder to the beat of Philip Stewart’s evocative soundscape. Altogether this production is a sensual, scrupulous and compelling examination of the rise and fall of one of Ireland’s most talented and equally troubled female literary figures.” Irish Theatre Magazine

“Worthy of note are the rather exceptional costumes by Irish fashion designer Peter O’Brien and an inventive set by Paul O’Mahony.” The Stage