Book online or call the Cork Midsummer Box Office

Book by phone: 021-4215159

The Small Things

Corcadorca Theatre Company

The Small Things


10.30pm, 14 - 29 June
(Excluding Sundays)


Old Waterworks, Lee Road

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

90 minutes

Additional Info

Please note this show takes place outdoors and is may not be suitable for younger audiences at the discretion of parents / guardians.

Full wheelchair access. Lift available. Some cobbled paving so those with limited mobility/visual impairments should proceed with caution.

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. Starring Peter Gowen and Pauline McLynn, and directed by Pat Kiernan, the design team includes Set and Lighting Designer Paul Keogan and Composer and Sound Designer Mel Mercier

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.’ - Enda Walsh

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.