An Abbey Theatre production commissioned by Dublin Port

Culture Night: Last Orders at the Dockside Audio Play

17 September - 1 February 2022

by Dermot Bolger

Booking Information

Date: 17 September, 4pm

Via: SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Podcasts

Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes

For Culture Night 2021, listen to a special audio version of Dermot Bolger's play, Last Orders at the Dockside

As part of Culture Night 2021, you can listen to Last Orders at the Dockside on SoundCloud, Spotify and Apple Podcasts from 4pm on September 17th 2021.

Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios and featuring the original cast, Last Orders at the Dockside follows the death of an elderly docker, as his friends gather in the local pub, The Dockside, to celebrate his life.

Emotions run high and a powder keg of friction comes to a head as a dockland community come to terms with the challenge of building new lives when old ways get swept away.

Over the course of an evening awash with songs, sharp Dublin wit and tales of life on the Docks, hidden tensions expose fault lines in their complex relationships.

Last Orders at the Dockside was a Dublin Port Commission and premiered on the Abbey stage as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2019, directed by Graham McLaren.

It will be available to listen back to for one year.

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  • Amy: Éabha Brady
  • Alfie: Anthony Brophy
  • Lyn: Juliette Crosbie
  • Chris: Stephen Jones
  • Sean: Aidan Kelly
  • Cathy: Lisa Lambe
  • Caruso: George Murphy
  • Maisie: Bríd Ní Neachtain
  • Macker: Terry O'Neill
  • Ray: Jimmy Smallhorne
  • Ensemble Musician: Mike Brookfield
  • Ensemble Musician: Robert Malone
  • Ensemble Musician/Band Leader: Wayne Sheehy
  • Ensemble Musician: Aindrias de Staic
  • Writer: Dermot Bolger
  • Director: Graham McLaren
  • Sound Designer and Editor: Matt Padden
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