Druid presents Three Short Comedies by Seán O'Casey

17 - 18 December 2021
Tickets: €25/€30

A Pound on Demand (1939)
Bedtime Story (1951)
The End of the Beginning (1937)

'Saint Correlliolanus, come on, and deliver us from utther desthruction!'

Druid is back on the road with three short comedies by the great Irish playwright Seán O'Casey.

Join us this winter in Galway, Dún Laoghaire, Kilkenny or Wexford for these classic rip-roaring one-act plays.

A Pound on Demand is the tale of Jerry and Sammy who badly need a quick injection of cash to continue their night on the town.

In Bedtime Story, poor John Jo Mulligan learns the hard way that inviting members of the opposite sex to Miss Mossie's lodging house comes with serious consequences.

All hell breaks loose in The End of the Beginning when Darry Berrill and his wife Lizzie agree to swap their household roles - and that's before Darry's clumsy friend Barry arrives.

These short tales of misadventure are directed by Garry Hynes and performed by Druid ensemble members Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan and Marty Rea with Venetia Bowe, Liam Heslin and Sarah Morris.

Running time: 2 hours approximately including 2 intervals


Venetia Bowe
Liam Heslin
Aaron Monaghan
Sarah Morris
Rory Nolan
Marty Rea


Garry Hynes

Set and Costume Design
Francis O'Connor

Lighting Design
James F. Ingalls

Sound Design
Gregory Clarke

Conor Linehan

Hair and Make-Up
Gráinne Coughlan

Associate Costume Designer
Clíodhna Hallissey