Mark O’Rowe’s Crestfall at Druid for Arts Festival

Crestfall by Mark O'Rowe will be staged at Druid's Mick Lally Theatre.
Crestfall by Mark O'Rowe will be staged at Druid's Mick Lally Theatre.

Crestfall, Mark O’Rowe’s unflinching portrait of three women on the edge of catastrophe is Druid Theatre’s production for this year’s Galway International Arts Festival.

It will be staged at the Mick Lally Theatre.

The all-female cast includes Kate Stanley Brennan (who recently performed in The Night Alive at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre) as Alison. Siobhán Cullen (recently seen in the National Theatre’s production of The Plough and the Stars) will play Olive, while Amy McElhatton, newly graduated from the Lir Academy, will take on the role of Tilly.

The stories of these three women converge in one place, on one evening, under an unforgiving sky.

Crestfall is a play about love in a dog-eat-dog world from a playwright whose work also includes Howie the Rookie, Terminus and the 2003 film Intermission. He previously worked with Druid on the adaptation of Shakespeare’s history plays for the2015 production of DruidShakespeare.

 

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.