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Theatre for One

Cork Midsummer Festival and Cork Opera House present Landmark Productions and Octopus Theatricals

Theatre for One


18 - 23 June
4pm - 7pm (18 June)
12pm - 3pm & 4pm - 7pm (19 - 23 June)


Emmet Place


Each play runs for 5 minutes

By Marina Carr, Stacey Gregg, Emmet Kirwan, Louise Lowe, Mark O'Rowe, Enda Walsh

Theatre for One is a mobile state-of-the-art performance space for one actor and one audience member at a time. Conceived and created by the Olivier award-winning designer Christine Jones, and designed by LOT-EK architects, it commissions new work specifically for this unique space.

Six of Ireland’s leading playwrights are writing original 5-minute plays to premiere at Cork Midsummer Festival 2019. Part peep-show booth, part confessional – you’ll encounter this intensely intimate theatre on the plaza outside the Opera House.

There are no tickets. Just join the queue. It’s free.

Cygnum Canticum by Marina Carr
starring Sean McGinley

Brilliant by Stacey Gregg
starring Kathy Rose O’Brien

Queen of the Pyramids by Emmet Kirwan
starring Kate Gilmore

Bait by Louise Lowe
starring Eileen Walsh

The Spur by Mark O’Rowe
starring Derbhle Crotty

Cave by Enda Walsh
starring Frank Blake

Check out the audience reaction to a previous edition of Theatre for One in New York below:

Supported by the Arts Council through Arts Grant funding.