Smock Alley Theatre

Venue: The Boy’s School, Smock Alley Theatre, 6-7 Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

Friday 27 October at 7pm. Saturday 28 October, Sunday 29 October and Monday 30 October at 6.45pm & 8.50pm.

Tickets: €16 / €14 concession (including + €1 booking fee). 

Carter, a gifted but volatile director, has found the perfect location to shoot his zombie movie set during the Irish famine: a country house on a remote island off the coast of Mayo. With only three days to shoot and facing the sudden departure of his lead actor, Carter is forced to make a crucial decision – abandon the film or take a chance casting the mysterious Vardell, an actor with a shadowy past but extraordinary talent. 

As the cameras roll, unnerving events and eerie occurrences hint at something much darker beneath the surface and Carter becomes increasingly suspicious that his decision may have been a grave mistake…

Revenant is a visceral, frightening theatrical experience, marrying elements of horror and suspense with deliciously dark comedy in a reflection on the choices we make in pursuit of success.

Winner of the Best Production Award at the Buxton Fringe Festival 2023. Patrick O’Donnell’s mesmerising performance earned him a Best Actor nomination at both the Manchester Fringe 2021 and the Buxton Fringe 2023. Revenant was also Nominated for the Stewart Parker Trust Award. 

Written & Directed by Stewart Roche
Starring Patrick O’Donnell
Lighting by Colm Maher
Set Design by Kate Fox

Roche’s script is a spikenard of playful savagery….a comically fruitful idea combining gothic horror gore with a satire on movie-making and acting.’ The Irish Independent


Age Suitability: 16+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Duration: 65 mins

Latecomers: Latecomers will be admitted up to 10 minutes after the start time.

Please Note: Very strong language and descriptions of violence.

Accessibility: Information on accessibility can be found here

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