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John B. Keane

‘Isn’t it only bringing two people together in wedlock we are?’

One of the greatest Irish plays of the 20th Century, John B. Keane’s Sive stands tall in the Irish theatre canon.

This gripping new production by director Conall Morrison was enjoyed by over 30,000 people during a sell out run at the Abbey Theatre. Now Sive visits Galway as part of a major all Ireland tour.

Beautiful young Sive lives with her aunt and uncle in rural Kerry. Seán Dóta, an elderly farmer, offers the local match-maker Thomasheen Seán Rua, a large sum for her hand in marriage. Will this be too much for her aunt and uncle to resist?

Don’t miss this chance to rediscover this dark, powerful story of greed and passion.


‘a deeply moving performance’ - Irish Independent
a memorable drama’ The Herald
‘engrossing and entertaining’ - The Sunday Business Post
‘an explosive, searing revival’ - Sunday Independent
a gripping production’ – The Sunday Times


Directed by: Conall Morrison
Composer and Sound Design by: Conor Linehan
Set Design by: Sabine Dargent
Costume Design by: Joan O’Clery
Lighting Design by: John Comiskey

Duration: 2 hrs 40 minutes including (20 minute) interval after 1 hr 20mins

The performance on 4th December is audio described and captioned.
Facilitated by Arts & Disability Ireland with funding from the Arts Council.

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