Druid Debuts: And Other Hellish Things

Thursday 10 June at 7.30pm

When Phil’s house in Galway is flooded, he is forced to move to suburban Dublin to stay with his estranged brother and sister-in-law. His intrusion upon an already strained relationship, amidst a crumbling family-run coffee shop, will have disastrous implications for them all.

And Other Hellish Things by Shane Burke is presented as part of our annual Druid Debuts, a series of online rehearsed readings of new plays, selected from almost 300 submissions.

There are two other Druid Debuts this year: Flicker by Róisín Coyle and Håber Undone by Catherine Cronin.

Druid Debut tickets are on sale now for €5 per reading or all 3 readings for €10. When booking tickets for all 3 readings, the discount will be automatically added to your cart.

This year's Druid Debuts will be streamed live on Zoom.

Please note that And Other Hellish Things features infrequent use of strong language.

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Each summer, the selected playwrights are provided with professional support, a director, cast and space in which to develop their script to a rehearsed reading level. After the reading, audience feedback is invited as a means of further development.

Previous Druid Debuts have subsequently become full Druid productions including Furniture by Sonya Kelly, Shelter by Cristín Kehoe, Helen and I by Meadhbh McHugh, Be Infants in Evil by Brian Martin and My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron.

You can read more about our Druid Debuts series and its history here.



  • Peter Daly
  • Gavin Drea
  • Rachel O'Byrne


  • Writer Shane Burke
  • Director Emily Foran