National tour of The Last Return

The Last Return will tour Ireland next February and March

10 November 2022

Today we announced that our five-star production of The Last Return, Sonya Kelly’s award-winning new comedy, will tour Ireland next spring. Directed by Sara Joyce, The Last Return will visit Roscommon, Limerick, Clare, Donegal, Meath, Cork, Kerry and Galway next February and March.

The Last Return is a thrilling comedy about conflict, peace and the pursuit of territory at any cost. One final night. One last chance. Five people queue for a ticket to the hottest show in town. All they must do is simply wait in line. But what in life is ever simple? Who will triumph, who will fail, and who will walk away with… The Last Return?

The play has earned five-star ratings from The Times, What’s On Stage, The Arts Desk and The Wee Review, and praise such as ‘pitch black comic mayhem’ from The Guardian, ‘wonderful’ from The New York Times, and ‘shocking and very funny’ from The Irish Times.

As part of our commitment to new Irish writing, our world premiere production of Sonya Kelly’s comedy opened at Galway International Arts Festival this July, then toured to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won a prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award, and recently finished a run at the Gate Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

A series of events including schools performances, backstage tours and workshops will also take place during the national tour, as part of Druid’s Community and Education programme, funded by Aerogen and the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation.

Garry Hynes, Druid’s Artistic Director: ‘Following runs in Galway, Edinburgh and Dublin, I’m delighted that our world premiere production of Sonya’s wonderful new comedy will tour Ireland next spring. I look forward to sharing this cracker of a play with audiences from Donegal to Kerry.’