The Beacon

A mysterious accident. A dead husband. People are talking. Secrets are resurfacing from the depths. Is the past ever truly dead?

Beiv, a celebrated artist, has moved from suburban Dublin to her holiday cottage on an island off the coast of West Cork. But a dark shadow from the past hangs over her. When her estranged son and his new young wife arrive to stay, she is faced with some difficult questions.

The Beacon, a new play by Nancy Harris, was commissioned by Druid in 2016. This will be a co-production with the Gate Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2019.

Nancy's play Two Ladies, directed by Tony Award winner Nicholas Hytner will have its world premiere at the Bridge Theatre, London the same week.



  • Donal Ian-Lloyd Anderson
  • Beiv Jane Brennan
  • Bonnie Rae Gray
  • Ray Dan Monaghan
  • Colm Marty Rea


  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Set & Costume Francis O'Connor
  • Lighting James F. Ingalls
  • Sound Gregory Clarke
  • Fight Director James Cosgrave