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Updated: March 10th, 2015

DruidShakespeare is an epic theatre event that condenses four action-packed plays – Richard II, Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), and Henry V – into one thrilling drama played out over six hours.

Richard II’s story is the loss of innocence. A king since he was a child, when he finds his throne under threat and must consider how a king can become a man, he asks himself how such a man can live.

Henry IV’s story is the price of arrogance. Having plucked the crown from his cousin’s head, he divides houses, enrages nobility and jeopardises the loyalty of his own supporters until he has only his family to turn to.

Henry V is a coming-of-age story. He squanders his youth with scoundrels and mistresses, but he must face up to his fate as heir to the throne and mend his ways in order to win the hearts and minds of the nobility and unite his country.

Shakespeare’s tales of ambition, destruction, responsibility and rebellion are performed with an exceptional cast, live music, thrilling dramatic moments and a rousing parade of characters including one of Shakespeare’s greatest comic creations, Falstaff.

Cast: Clare Barrett, Derbhle Crotty, Gavin Drea, Bosco Hogan, Garrett Lombard, Karen McCartney, Charlotte McCurry, Aaron Monaghan, Marie Mullen, Rory Nolan, John Olohan, Aisling O’Sullivan, Marty Rea

Please note: The performance is over 6 hours in length

The performance runs over two days on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The performance will run in its entirety on Friday and again on Saturday including two intervals and a lunch break.

Split performance:

Tuesday, June 23 @ 7.30pm

Performance Part 1

Wednesday, June 24 @ 7.30pm

Performance Part 2

Option 1 – Purchase a ticket for both part 1 (Tuesday) and part 2 (Wednesday)

Price: €61.00 Full €53.00 Concession


Option 2 – Purchase a ticket for either part 1 (Tuesday) OR part 2 (Wednesday) individually.

Price: €33.50 Full €29.00 Concession*

*This ticket can only be booked over the phone 061 774 774 or in person from the Box Office.


Friday, June 26 @ 4pm

Entire performance


Saturday, June 27 @ 2pm

Entire performance


Pictures by Matthew Thompson

DruidShakespeare duration:

Richard II: 1hr 35mins
Interval 15mins

Henry IV, Part 1: 1hr 25mins
Interval 25mins

Henry IV, Part 2: 1hr
Interval 15mins

Henry V: 1hr 25mins

Note: All times are approximate

All in all, we recommend you leave at least six and a half hours (including intervals) aside for your DruidShakespeare experience.


Please note all ticket prices include €1 per ticket booking charge.

No exchanges or refunds.

For all performances at the Lime Tree Theatre, wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call (061) 774774 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.

No late comers admitted to the theatre after the show commences.

Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking available.

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Fri 26 Jun
Sat 27 Jun