The Night Season by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
The Night Season tells the story of three Sligo sisters who, abandoned by their mother 15 years previously, have been brought up by their cynical drunken father and their eccentric grandmother. Normal life is interrupted when a visiting film actor playing the poet Yeats, comes to stay. Each sister is yearning for a different type of love and this young actor may be the catalyst for the escape they seek.
The Night Season is written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, a British playwright born in 1968. It premiered at the National Theatre in 2004 and has been produced around the world to critical acclaim since. It received a number of awards including the Critics’ Circle Most Promising Playwright Award, and was also nominated for the Charles Wintour Evening Standard Award in addition to the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Lenkiewicz’s most renowned play, Naked Skin, premiered at the National Theatre in 2008 and broke new ground for modern writers as it was the first play by a living female playwright to be staged on the Olivier Stage at The National Theatre.
Thursday 6th March - Wednesday 12th March, 7.30pm
Matinee Friday 7th March, 1.00pm
This play contains strong language and nudity.
- Director Rachel West
- Set and Costume design Monica Frawley
- Lighting design Sinead McKenna
- Sound design Ivan Birthistle