Druid’s hit show Furniture to embark on national tour

Furniture playwright Sonya Kelly and director Cathal Cleary.
Furniture playwright Sonya Kelly and director Cathal Cleary.

Sonya Kelly’s Furniture, which was a smash hit with audiences and critics when Druid staged it for the Arts Festival in July, is returning for a national tour next year and will play the Town Hall Theatre on April 5 and 6.

Furniture is a lighthearted three-act play about perceptions and possessions, written by Dublin-born writer and actor Sonya whose previous one-woman shows include The Wheelchair on my Face and How to Keep an Alien.

Told through the lives of six individuals, this razor-sharp comedy looks at how the things we own shape our worldview, and even ourselves.

Furniture received a staged reading in 2016 as a Druid Debut and had its world premiere as part of Druid’s season of new Irish writing for this year’s Galway International Arts Festival. Directed by Cathal Cleary and designed by Francis O’Connor, it was described as ‘wickedly insightful’ (The Irish Times), ‘laugh-out-loud funny’ (The Sunday Times) and ‘whip smart’ (The Irish Independent).

Original cast members Niall Buggy and Garrett Lombard reprise their roles of George and Michael for the tour, while the new cast members will include Kate Kennedy as Alex, Ruth McGill as Dee, Rory Nolan as Ed and Helen Norton as Stef.

The production will embark on an eight-week tour next Spring, travelling to Dublin, Limerick, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon, Cavan, Longford, Kilkenny, Wexford and Cork.

Tickets are on sale from this Thursday, November 22. Full details on www.druid.ie.