A Skull in Connemara

Martin MacDonagh
Writer & Director of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Winner of Two Tony Awards and Olivier Award for Best Play

For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery, making way for new arrivals.  As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumours regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years earlier begin to resurface….nosey neighbours, troublesome teenagers and an ambitious Garda contribute to this macabre, funny play.

Winner of the Evening Standard & George Devine Awards for Most Promising Playwright 1996.  Martin McDonagh’s brilliant black comedy, A Skull in Connemara is one of McDonaghs funniest plays. Nominated for Best Comedy Olivier award in 1997 the play is guaranteed to make you laugh, squirm and avoid graveyards.

Decadent Theatre Company toured this show all around Ireland, twice. In all we sold around 25,000 tickets for the show, traveled to 20+ cities and had a whole lot of fun in the process.

Known as one of McDonagh’s funniest plays, Decadent toured the show on two separate occasions in 2013 and 2014 around Ireland’s biggest theatre venues including The Lyric Belfast, University Concert Hall Limerick, Galway Town Hall Theatre, The Cork Opera House and The Gaiety Theatre Dublin