COMPETITION – Win tickets to ‘A Skull in Connemara’ from writer Martin McDonagh

We’re big fans of Martin McDonagh here at, his scripts have given us some of the finest movies of recent years including ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’, ‘In Bruges’ and ‘Seven Psychopaths’. This month, Dublin audiences can catch a production of his acclaimed play ‘A Skull in Connemara’ at The Olympia Theatre, to celebrate we have a number of tickets to giveaway. Keep reading for your chance to enter.

Decadent Theatre Company and the Olympia Theatre proudly present a new production of Martin McDonagh’s very funny black comedy, A Skull in Connemara. Starring Pat Shortt in the lead role as local gravedigger Mick Dowd, A Skull in Connemara will run at The Olympia Theatre from 14th August for 3 weeks only. This production is directed by Andrew Flynn.

A Skull in Connemara: Strange rumours have begun to surface about the local gravedigger, Mick Dowd, rumours about his involvement in the sudden death of his late wife seven years earlier. Enter a cast of nosey neighbours, a troublesome teenager, and an ambitious Guard to set the scene for a brilliant black comedy by master playwright, Martin McDonagh.

Speaking of the announcement today Pat Shortt said, ‘I have previously worked with Martin McDonagh on The Lonesome West in 1998 with Druid Theatre Company touring Ireland, The Cripple of Inishmaan in 2014 with The Michael Grandage Theatre Co. on the West End stage in London and On Broadway (NYC) the following year. I am hugely excited to work once again with Martin on the critically acclaimed A Skull in Connemara with Decadent Theatre Co. Hopefully this time I’ll get it right.’

Tickets priced from €21.00 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.


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