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The Last Return – Druid

Tuesday February 21, 2023
- Wednesday February 22, 2023
Druid present Sonya Kelly's hit play The Last Return
Show Date & Time:
Tuesday February 21, 8:00pm
Ticket Price:

€25/€20, 4 for €90

Booking fee:


Running Time:

90 minutes (no interval)

Special Info:
NB: contains adult themes, strong language, strobe lighting and depictions of violence to others

Not all good things come to those who wait.

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?

‘Hottest ticket in town … hilarious’

Sunday Independent

A new play by acclaimed playwright Sonya Kelly (Once Upon a Bridge, Furniture), The Last Return is a thrilling comedy about conflict, peace and the pursuit of territory at any cost.

Sara Joyce (Once Upon a Bridge) directs a cast that includes Anna Healy, Bosco Hogan, Rebecca O’Mara and Naima Swaleh.

Druid’s world premiere production of The Last Return opened at Galway International Arts Festival 2022 and then played Edinburgh Festival Fringe (where it won a Fringe First Award) and Dublin Theatre Festival. In Spring 2023, The Last Return embarks on an 8-venue tour of Ireland.


Winner – Scotsman Fringe First Award 2022

Finalist – The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2022


★★★★★ ‘a true work of genius’ The Times

★★★★★ ‘astonishingly original’ What’s On Stage

★★★★★ ‘blisteringly funny’The Arts Desk

★★★★★ ‘a spectacular piece of theatre’ The Wee Review

★★★★★ ‘astonishing dark comedy’ Feeling Good

A Druid production


Ticket Person
Anna Healy

Newspaper Man
Bosco Hogan

Military Man
Aidan Moriarty

Umbrella Woman
Rebecca O’Mara

Woman in Pink
Naima Swaleh


Sonya Kelly

Sara Joyce

Set and Costume Design
Francis O’Connor

Lighting Design
Amy Mae

Sound Design and Composition
Michael John McCarthy

Jessica and Megan Kennedy (Junk Ensemble)

Wabriya King

Hair and Make-Up
Gráinne Coughlan

Associate Costume Designer
Clíodhna Hallissey

Assistant Director
Katie O’Halloran

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How To Book


We are now using electronic tickets. When you book you will now get a link to an electronic ticket. This can be presented on your phone for scanning on arrival at the venue. Alternately you can choose to download and print your ticket at home. Just be sure to have the QR code clearly visible for scanning.



Our box office is now currently open for in person and phone enquiries from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Our cafe has now reopened for indoor and outdoor dining. Opening hours are 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.


You can book online for most of our events. Just click on the Book Online link for your chosen event and follow the instructions.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

All our online bookings are powered by our partner organisation Ticketsolve.


By Phone

VISA, Mastercard and Laser cards are accepted. Normal box office hours apply. Please direct all calls regarding ticket booking to our box office on 074 912 0777 (dial 1 for box office).

All other queries including info on venue hire, tech specs, etc., should be directed to our admin office on 074 9120777 (dial 2 for admin). Please note the admin office cannot take ticket bookings.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.


In Person

Call in to our Box Office during opening hours: 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

On days we have an evening show the box office will be open from 6pm to 8pm.

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays unless there is a show in which case the box office will be open for two hours before the performance.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.


Tickets cannot be refunded.

Tickets may be exchanged for a credit voucher (minus the cost of any booking fees).

Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior to the performance and within box office opening hours. If you have already collected your tickets you MUST return the tickets to us before you can exchange them.

Credit vouchers remain valid for one year from date of issue.


Terms & Conditions

  • The management reserve the right to refuse admission and to alter the cast of a production due to unforseen circumstances.
  • For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • Cameras or recording devices are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • NB: Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off during performances.

Seating Plan