Dublin Theatre Festival

Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival and Landmark Productions


By Colm Tóibin

Venue Project Arts Centre
Date 29 Sep - 1 Oct 7.30pm
2 Oct 6.00pm
3 Oct 7.30pm
5 Oct 2.30pm
5 Oct - 8 Oct 7.30pm
8 Oct 2.30pm
9 Oct 6.00pm
11 Oct - 15 Oct 7.30pm
12 Oct 2.30pm
15 Oct 2.30pm
16 Oct 6.00pm
Duration 1hr 30mins (approx.no interval)

Directed by Garry Hynes
Designed by Francis O'Connor
Lighting Design by Peter Mumford
Sound Design by Gregory Clarke
Cast Marie Mullen

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Testament L

"Who do you say that I am?”

Out of the mystery which involved silence and the slow spreading of news, one figure remains both iconic and deeply human.

In a thrilling imaginative leap, one of Ireland's greatest writers has given voice to a woman who was forced to bear an unimaginable burden in tumultuous times.

Colm Tóibín's searingly honest, provocative play asks big questions about what we believe, who we believe, and why.  Directed by the internationally-renowned Irish theatre director Garry Hynes, and starring Marie Mullen, this is a play about extraordinary events that continue to shape our world to this day.

Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival and Landmark Productions are proud to present the world première of this astonishing piece of theatre.

Testament is an Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival commission with the support of Irish Theatre Trust.


"This is remarkable acting. And Tóibín's script is a daring, detailed act of empathy..." The Times

Colm Tóibín's 'compelling new play ... his poetic prose is littered with lines that glitter like stars' - Irish Independent

'remarkable ambition...a beautiful piece of writing...subtly and striking poetic' ★ ★ ★ ★ - The Irish Times

'this audacious feat of imaginative empathy . [with a] closing litany beautifully delivered by Mullen' ★★★★- The Guardian

'Tóibín writing is vividly poetic and assured, and Mullen's performance is masterful and mesmerizing' ★ ★ ★ ★ - Irish Examiner

'the audience were absolutely on the edge of their seats...beautiful poetry...[Marie Mullen] is luminous...extraordinary atmospheric lighting...they were absolutely gripped - RTÉ, Arena

"...a performance so staggering as to be worth the trip to Dublin by itself." Herald Scotland

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