Mermaid Arts Centre presents

A Holy Show

8 - 15 September 2018

Booking Information

Dates: 8 – 15 September
On the Peacock Stage

Preview: 8 September

Times: 9.15pm / Matinee 15 September, 3.30pm

Tickets: €16 / Conc. €14

Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 212


A new comedy based on the 1981 hijacking of an Aer Lingus plane, by an ex-Trappist monk, with a bottle of water as his weapon, the Pope as his nemesis, and a burning desire to know The Third Secret of Fatima.

Step on the plane with us and experience this most Irish of hijackings. There’ll be music, nostalgia, heroism, praying, visions, romance (maybe), sex (maybe) and a special appearance by Our Lady (definitely). There’ll even be a miracle. I swear.

Funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Created and produced by Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre. Play Development co-commissioned by Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre (Bray) and Pavilion Theatre (Dun Laoghaire) and supported by the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris) and Fishamble: New Play Clinic.




  • Actor: Caitríona Ennis
  • Actor: Patrick Moy
  • Voice (Recorded): Andrew Bennett
  • Voice (Recorded): Shane O'Reilly
  • Written & Directed by: Janet Moran
  • Lighting Design: Sinéad Wallace
  • Set & Costume Design: Molly O'Cathain
  • Sound Design: Ivan Birthistle
  • AV Design: Neil O'Driscoll
  • Choreographer: Bryan Burroughs
  • Dramaturg: Gavin Kostick
  • Production Manager: Conor Mullan
  • Stage Manager: Martina Kavanagh
  • Production Support: Eoin Fegan
  • Production Support: Dermot Marrey
  • Producer: Niamh O'Donnell
  • PR & Marketing: Róisín O'Grady
  • Photography & Graphic Design: Ste Murray
  • Programme Design: Kate Heffernan

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