Free Event

Mondays of May

Origin Theatre Company & Glucksman Ireland House

Past Work

Mondays 16th and 30th May 2016



Monday 16th May: STRONG HANDS (LE MANI FORTI) by Marco Calvani; Translated by Bing Taylor
Directed by Erwin Maas

Followed by a Q&A with the playwright himself after the reading.

Two teenagers, unhappy with themselves and the world around them, meet. A union that creates a destructive force born out of teenage love and lust.


Monday 30th May: JOHNNY I HARDLY KNEW YE by Jim Nolan
Directed by Tim Ruddy

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye is a topical and provocative contribution to the forthcoming Easter Rising Centenary Commemoration.

Set in a provincial newspaper office in the Irish Midlands in the run up to Easter 2016, the privately owned Inishshannon Chronicle has just been acquired by a media conglomerate and the new brush is about to sweep clean. As the newspaper's staff  adjust to radical changes in its structure and ethos, the town it serves prepares to celebrate a tenuous connection to the Easter Rising. The revelation that this connection is not quite what it seems puts the Chronicle's editor on a collision course with both his new bosses and the local business and political community. 


Glucksman Ireland House,