Date(s) - 22/03/2024 - 23/03/2024

Liberty Hall Theatre

THE FIVE LAMPS theatre show is an adaptation of a story of the same name from the LIFE WITHOUT CHILDREN collection by Roddy Doyle published in 2021. It has been adapted by Joe O’Byrne, and he directs the production, which stars Eoin O’Sullivan. The action of the story takes place just after the beginning of the Covid lockdown, and is about a man who makes the irrational decision to come to Dublin to look for his son, who he has not seen in four years. His search takes him on an odyssey through inner city Dublin, and small acts of kindness light up his search as he hopes against hope to find his son in the deserted city. The story is a gentle hymn to the inner city, and as in all of Roddy Doyle’s writing about Dublin, his stories explore the humour and emotions of people on the edge, but despite this, The Five Lamps becomes a truly life-affirming story.

The Five Lamps