A Handful Of Stars At The Pavilion


Billy Roche’s A Handful Of Stars is at The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire June 18-22.

Jimmy Brady is a rebel without a cause, a frustrated chancer in the local snooker hall rebelling against day to day banality. The first play in Billy’s Wexford Trilogy, A Handful of Stars explores how thwarted ambitions can destroy dreams and shape character in small town Ireland.

First staged in 1988, A Handful of Stars is being revised by Four Rivers, in a production directed by Conall Morrison, at the Pavilion Theatre in June.

A legend of stage and screen Gary Lydon (The Banshees of Inisherin, The Guard) is joined by a star-studded cast of Michael Power (Vikings, The Game of Thrones), John Olohan (Lies We Tell, Father Ted), Tiernan Messitt Greene (Ghosted, Harry Wild), Brian Doherty (Resistance, The Woman in the Wall), Éilish McLaughlin (Rebecca’s Boyfriend) and, as Jimmy Brady, Dermot Murphy (The Drummer and the Keeper, Raw).

‘A quietly truthful little heartbreaker’ The Guardian
‘A delight’ Time Out
‘How many contemporary writers give us the feeling that O Casey has been exhumed in order to set a Chekhov short story to dialogue’ The Times

A Handful Of Stars runs at The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire June 18|19|20|21|22.