The Chairs

In a lighthouse on the edge of civilisation an old man and an old woman await the arrival of the town's leading figures. The Blacksmith, the Colonel, the Mayor and many more are due. Perhaps even the Emperor himself will attend. Because tonight, after a life of underachievement and obscurity the old man has finally decided (with the help of the town orator) to reveal the true meaning and purpose of life.

"Excellent performances ... an outstanding example of absurdist theatre" - The Irish Times

Written by Eugene Ionesco Directed by Niall Henry Blue Raincoat Ensemble Sandra O Malley, John Carty & Ciaran McCauley Assistant Director Jean Marie Perinetti Design Jamie Vartan Lighting Design Michael Cummins Sound Design Joe Hunt

Blue Raincoat toured The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco in 2012. (This is a revival of the award winning production by Blue Raincoat in 2005, which featured Ruth Lehane and Mikel Murfi.)

The Chairs 2012 International tour was made possible through the support of Culture Ireland.




Photo by Diarmuid O'Flaherty