Dalkey Players


by Sarah Ruhl

1 March 2020
8.00 p.m.

Important: The theatre doors will close strictly at 8.00!
Please be seated by 7.50.

(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)

The Play

In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. This quirky contemporary meditation on a much-meditated-upon story is pretty funny, too.

Ms Ruhl's quirky contemporary mediation on a much-meditated-upun story has some of the subliminal potency of music, the head-scratching surprise of a modernist poem and the cockeyed allure of a surrealist painting. It's pretty funny, too.

"Rhapsodically beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play — an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory." — The New York Times

Eurydice was the 2003 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama.



Sarah Coughlan


Conal O'Bealáin

Her Father

Alan Nuzum

A Nasty Interesting Man
Lord of the Underworld

Dermot Byrne

Big Stone

Maria Fitzgerald

Loud Stone

Fiona Keane

Little Stone

Alice Meehan



Emma Jane Nulty


Emma Jane Nulty

Lighting Designer

Barry Donaldson

Lighting and Sound — Technical

Brian Nutley

Sound Design

Emma Jane Nulty

Sound fx

Julia Crimmins

Stage Manager

Emma Mulligan

Production Manager

Siobhan Caskie

Graphic Design

Philip Murphy


Lucy Nuzum

The Group

The Group was set up 42 years ago and is based in the small town of Dalkey in Co. Dublin.

In 2017, Dalkey Players won the RTE All Ireland Finals with Sarah Ruhl's
Dead Man's Cell Phone directed by Emma Jane Nulty.

In 2016 the Group were Runner Up in the RTE All Ireland finals with Polly Teale's adaptation of
Jane Eyre, directed by Emma Jane Nulty.

Dalkey Players bring this production for the first time to Ireland and are delighted to be participating on the Circuit again for 2020.

Cast and Crew Photo
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