The Good Father

By Christian O'Reilly

When a man who wants to be a father and a woman who just wants to be loved get together, the results are not entirely predictable Christian O’Reilly was one of the Druid Debut writers with It Just Came Out. His new play is a fierce comedy-of-no-manners set in Dublin. Druid is proud to present in its Chapel Lane home a fresh new voice in Irish Theatre.

‘a voyage of discovery exceptional,…sheer brilliance’- The Irish Times, 23 July, 2002
‘sheer magic’- The Examiner, 26 July, 2002
‘a dream production’- The Guardian, 1 August, 2002



  • Jane Derbhle Crotty
  • Tim Aidan Kelly

Creative Team

  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Francis O’Connor
  • Sound Design Patrick Fitzgerald
  • Lighting Design Rupert Murray

Production Team

  • Producer Donal Shiels
  • Production Manager David Stuttard
  • Stage Manager Tim Smith
  • Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Lynch
  • Costume Orfhlaith Stafford
  • Production Electrician Aidan Wallace
  • Set Construction TPS
  • Arthur Bell
  • Gus Dewar
  • Donal McCarthy
  • PR Consultant Kate Bowe
  • Casting Director Hughes and Rowen Casting
  • Graphic Design Bite! Associates
  • Photography Mike Shaughnessy
  • Artistic Director Garry Hynes
  • Finance Manager David McConnell
  • Administration Loretto O’Donohoe
  • Molly Molloy
  • Aileen O’Hara
  • Box Office Fiona Donohue
  • Garreth Kiernan
  • Artistic Director Garry Hynes
  • Financial Controller David McConnell