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Druid
by arrangement with Galway Arts Festival

Ireland

Empress of India

by Stuart Carolan

Venue Abbey Theatre
Date 3 Oct 7.30pm
4 Oct - 7 Oct 7.30pm
7 Oct 2.30pm
9 Oct - 14 Oct 7.30pm
14 Oct 2.30pm
Duration 2hrs 20mins(approx)



Designed by Francis O'Connor
Cast includes Sarah Jane Drummey,Sean McGinley, Aaron Monaghan, Tadhg Murphy and Catherine Walsh

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 “I know nothing. I am an actor. People put words into my mouth and I pretend to think. It seems like I think but I don't. I am nothing. I am a make-believe man. Your mother knew this but she loved this makebelieve man – breathed wind into the sails of my soul and carried me across oceans.”

Seamus Lamb, celebrated Irish Hollywood actor, watched his wife die and, abandoned to grief, took no further part in the lives of Matty, Martin and Kate, their children. Martin's now a journalist in Dublin. Matty's in New York. Kate has headed for London. Seamus waits on the film role that will restore him to fame, but time has other ideas…

Empress of India is a major new play where the profane, the comic and the anguished combine to shattering effect – to ask uneasy questions about faith, belief and abandonment.

Empress of India sees the new Druid acting ensemble in its fourth production in just over a year. Sean McGinley, a member of the founding Druid company of actors, joins the present ensemble with actors of a new generation. Empress of India contains strong language that some may find offensive.

Not suitable for children.

"DRUID CONTINUES TO SET THE IRISH STANDARD" - The Guardian

"THE REAL THING" - The New York Times on Druid

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