Dig by Seamus O’Rourke

April 1, 2014 |  by

Playwright and Director, Seamus O’Rourke has become well known in the theatre world for tackling serious contemporary social issues through humour and some very quirky, but recognisable rural Irish characters. ‘dig’ is no different. 

In some parts of rural Ireland graves are still dug by friends and neighbours of the deceased and not by professional gravediggers. This play is about that ritual and about things that never get said between men – men who played sport together, men who would die for one another, men who would do anything for the ‘cause’ and yet keep their real thoughts a secret to the grave.

From its beautifully realised setting and lighting to its accurately drawn characters. This is a story so powerful and captivating from its opening words, yet so full of wit and humour throughout. O’Rourke himself revisits one of his finest roles as Big Tom O’Donnell and audiences throughout the country are in for a real treat.

Written & directed by Seamus O’Rourke.
Cast: Seamus O’Rourke, Shane Carroll, Tommy Sharkey & Charles McGuinness.

TOUR DATES:

Thursday 13 February 2014
Linenhall, Castlebar
www.thelinenhall.com

Wednesday 19 February 2014
Town Hall, Galway
www.tht.ie

Sunday 2 March 2014
Ardmore, Waterford

Saturday 8 March 2014
The Theatre Royal, Waterford 
www.theatreroyal.ie

Thursday 20 March 2014
Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim 

Friday 21 March 2014
Ramor Theatre 
www.ramortheatre.com

Saturday 22 March 2014
Ramor Theatre 
www.ramortheatre.com

Sunday 23 March 2014
Ramor Theatre 
www.ramortheatre.com

Wednesday 26 March 2014
Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen 
www.cornmilltheatre.com

Thursday 27 March 2014
Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen 
www.cornmilltheatre.com

Friday 28 March 2014
Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen 
www.cornmilltheatre.com

Saturday 29 March 2014
Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen 
www.cornmilltheatre.com

Friday 4 April 2014
Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen 
www.cornmilltheatre.com

Friday 11 April 2014
The Glor, Ennis 
www.glor.ie

Wednesday 16 April 2014
Civic Theatre, Tallaght 
www.civictheatre.ie

Thursday 17 April 2014
Civic Theatre, Tallaght 
www.civictheatre.ie

Friday 18 April 2014
Civic Theatre, Tallaght 
www.civictheatre.ie

Saturday 19 April 2014
Civic Theatre, Tallaght 
www.civictheatre.ie

Tuesday 22 April 2014
Roscommon Arts Centre 
www.roscommonartscentre.ie

Saturday 26 April 2014
Iontas, Castleblayney 
www.iontascastleblayney.ie

Saturday 27 April 2014
Mermaid, Bray 
www.mermaidartscentre.ie

Friday 9 May 2014
Riverbank, Newbridge 
www.riverbank.ie

Wednesday 14 May 2014
Hawkswell, Sligo 
www.hawkswell.com

Wednesday 28 May 2014
Backstage, Longford 
www.backstage.ie

Thursday 29 May 2014
Backstage, Longford 
www.backstage.ie

Friday 30 May 2014
Ardhowen, Enniskillen 
www.ardhowentheatre.com

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1 Comment


  1. Saw your production last night in the Town Hall. Must rank as one of the best productions I have seen in the Town Hall. Riveting from start to finish, sprinkled with humour throughout. The cast were excellent. A very thought provoking drama, tackling so many topical issues in Ireland today. Excellent production. Very well done to all involved.

    Philip Murphy

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