Furniture by Sonya Kelly: National Tour 2019
We are delighted to announce an extensive national tour of Furniture by Sonya Kelly, which was a smash hit with audiences and critics alike at the 2018 Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF).
Written by Sonya Kelly (The Wheelchair on my Face, How to Keep an Alien), Furniture is a lighthearted new play about perceptions and possessions. Told through the lives of six individuals, this fresh comedy looks at how the things we own shape our worldview and even ourselves.
The play received a staged reading in 2016 as a Druid Debut and had its world premiere as part of Druid’s remarkable season of new Irish writing at GIAF 2018.
Original cast members Niall Buggy and Garrett Lombard reprise their roles of George and Michael respectively, with Kate Kennedy, Ruth McGill, Rory Nolan and Helen Norton completing the stellar cast.
‘I’m delighted that Druid’s production of Sonya Kelly’s Furniture will return as a national tour next year’ said Artistic Director, Garry Hynes. ‘The huge success of Furniture at the Galway International Arts Festival this year shows that it is an exciting time for new writing and new talent in Ireland and we are glad to be a part of that.’
The production will embark on an 8 week tour to 13 counties in Spring 2019: Dublin, Limerick, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon, Cavan, Longford, Kilkenny, Wexford and Cork.
Audiences across the country will now have an opportunity to see this original and engaging production, a real theatrical gem. Tickets are on sale now.