The Empty Nest

Tony and Sheila are watching television… again. Their children are grown and their grandchildren are invading their lives.

Sheila wants to travel; Tony is determined to stay put. Tony is on a new diet; Sheila could cut you in two with a sharp comment.

All that is on the television is sex… and they can’t remember when they did it last!

Oisín Flores Sweeney’s first full play is an hilarious piece of theatre that looks at how couples negotiate life after the kids leave; their dreams, disappointments, longings and uncompromising opinions on everything – Gogglebox on speed!

It debuted at Smock Alley as a work-in-progress as part of the Scene + Heard Festival of New Work, before embarking on sell-out runs at Cork Arts Theatre and The Viking Theatre, Clontarf.

The Empty Nest is directed by Geoff Gould, and starring Irish Times Theatre Award nominee Seamus O’Rourke (Lakelands), alongside established actor and director Joan Sheehy (An Cailín Ciúin).

VENUE: Backstage Theatre

LOCATION: Longford

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