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The Small Things

Corcadorca Theatre Company

The Small Things




Old Waterworks, Lee Road

  • Regular Price €30
  • Concession €26
  • Previews €20

90 minutes

Additional Info

Please note this show takes place outdoors and is not suitable for those under 16.

Award-winning site specific theatre company Corcadorca return to Cork Midsummer Festival with The Small Things by Enda Walsh, to be performed at the Old Waterworks, Lee Road, and starring Peter Gowen and Pauline McLynn.

Running from 17 to 29 June (excluding Sundays), with previews 14 and 15 June, The Small Things will be directed by Pat Kiernan, reuniting with Set and Lighting Designer Paul Keogan and Composer and Sound Designer Mel Mercier.

A play about enforced silence that explores language and humanity’s need for words with just two characters – known only as Man and Woman - occupying the stage separated by a deep valley, Walsh says ‘I have no memory of writing “The Small Things.” I knew I wanted to write about my then-living mother trying to keep my dead father alive – by talking to him. But what came out was very surprising and like other plays I have written – I got out of the way of it. It became a love story about survival in a violent world and a celebration of the small things we cling to. It is also an ode to language, to talking. It is still my favourite play of those I have written. It is imagistically the largest and was the start of my obsession with play structure. I am beyond excited that Corcadorca and the genius, Pat Kiernan, are taking it on – especially with Pauline and Peter on board – two of our greatest actors. It will be quite something.

Under 26? Limited €22 tickets available for performances Monday to Wednesday - only available via advance purchase from festival website or box office. Tickets purchased online at this price must be collected in advance from the box office, with ID for each discounted ticket.