Eurydice 2022

Coming to Dalkey Town Hall 22nd-23rd February at 8pm

Eurydice, The Power of Memory to Triumph over Death:

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, Orpheus. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Sarah Ruhl’s quirky contemporary meditation on a much-mediated-upon 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.

Special thanks to:

Fiona Keane and Conall O’Beoláin for their work in the development of this production.

The Cast

Eurydice                                   Sarah Coughlan

Father                                      Alan Nuzum

Orpheus                                   Gearoid Molloy

Big Stone                                  Maria Fitzgerald

Loud Stone                               Sharon Nealon

Little Stone                               Alice Meehan

Nasty Interesting Man/

Lord of the Underworld             Dermot Byrne

Director and Designer               Emma Jane Nulty

The Crew

Stage Management                   Emma Mulligan & Siobhan Caskie

Lighting Design                         Barry Donaldson

Technical Design                       Brian Nutley & Caitríona Connolly

Set Construction                       Conall O’Beoláin & Brendan Dunne

Sound SFX                                Julia Crimmins

Sound design and Puppets         Emma Jane Nulty

Graphic Design                           Philip Murphy

Photography                             Lucy Nuzum Photography

Front of House                          Donal Ryan & Team


The play is set in the Overworld and the Underworld. It is broken into 3 Movements and runs continuously.


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