Druid to take The Last Return by Sonya Kelly to An Grianán this February

Bosco Hogan, Anna Healy and Rebecca O'Mara in Druid's world premiere production of The Last Return by Sonya Kelly. Running at Dublin's Gate Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival, Thu 13 Oct - Sat 12 Nov 2022. Photo by Ste Murray.

We’re thrilled to welcome back Druid with their five-star production The Last Return as part of a national tour that will see them visit Roscommon, Limerick, Clare, Donegal, Meath, Cork, Kerry and Galway in Spring 2023.

Directed by Sara Joyce, this award winning comedy by Sonya Kelly will have two performances here at An Grianán on Tues 21 and Wed 22 February 2023.

The Last Return is a thrilling comedy about conflict, peace and the pursuit of territory at any cost. One final night. One last chance. Five people queue for a ticket to the hottest show in town. All they must do is simply wait in line. But what in life is ever simple? Who will triumph, who will fail, and who will walk away with… The Last Return?

Druid The Last Return by Sonya Kelly Oct 2022 photo credit Ste Murray 2-An-Grainan
Above: Bosco Hogan in Druid’s world premiere production of The Last Return by Sonya Kelly. Photo by Ste Murray.

The production will also see the welcome return of Bosco Hogan to our stage after his Irish Theatre Award winning turn in An Grianán’s in-house production of The Enemy Within.

The Last Return has earned five-star ratings from The Times, What’s On Stage, The Arts Desk and The Wee Review, and praise such as ‘pitch black comic mayhem’ from The Guardian, ‘wonderful’ from The New York Times, and ‘shocking and very funny’ from The Irish Times.

Above: The Last Return has been a hit with audiences as well as critics.

As part of their commitment to new Irish writing, Druid’s world premiere production of Sonya Kelly’s comedy opened at Galway International Arts Festival this July, then toured to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won a prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award, and recently finished a run at the Gate Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

Garry Hynes, Druid’s Artistic Director: ‘Following runs in Galway, Edinburgh and Dublin, I’m delighted that our world premiere production of Sonya’s wonderful new comedy will tour Ireland next spring. I look forward to sharing this cracker of a play with audiences from Donegal to Kerry.’

See our The Last Return event page here for booking information.

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