We are delighted to announce the cast of The Alternative: Karen Ardiff, Lorcan Cranitch, Maeve Fitzgerald, Fionntán Larney, Rory Nolan, Rachel O'Byrne, and Arthur Riordan.
"We're absolutely delighted to have this incredible cast for The Alternative. These are actors we've admired for years, it's a little surreal having them perform our script. We've already done a reading of an early draft with them, which was brilliant, and we're currently in the process of making final tweaks with the help of Fishamble and The Lyric Theatre."
- Michael Patrick, Co-Writer of THE ALTERNATIVE
The Alternative tours the island of Ireland in September and October 2019 in association with Draíocht, The Everyman, Lime Tree Theatre & Belltable, Lyric Theatre, Pavilion Theatre, and Town Hall Theatre, and will premiere as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.
The year is 2019 and it is the eve of the Referendum. British Prime Minister Ursula Lysaght is returning to her hometown of Dublin to convince voters to Remain. With the threat of chaos in the streets, and personal conflict behind the scenes, the final debate is set to begin at BBC Dublin: Should Ireland leave the UK?
18 - 21 September - The Everyman, Cork
24 - 29 September - Pavillion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
1 October - Town Hall Theatre, Galway
3 October - Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
4 - 5 October - Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin
8 - 13 October - Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by