An Abbey Theatre production commissioned by Dublin Port

Last Orders At The Dockside

23 September - 26 October 2019

by Dermot Bolger

Booking Information

Dates: 23 September – 26 October
On the Abbey Stage

Free Performance: Monday 21 October

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Matinees 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30

Running Time: 2 Hours 40 mins approx. including a 20 minute interval.

Early Bird tickets available until 12 August

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 87 222

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 19 October, 2:00pm

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 24 October, 7:30pm

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 19 October, 12:45pm

Dublin Port, 1980

Following the death of an elderly docker, 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.

After the success of Ulysses, Dermot Bolger and Graham McLaren reunite to present this Dublin Port Commission as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2019.




Audience Reaction 



© Ros Kavanagh

In Rehearsals 

© Dora Kazmierak

An Evening with Dublin Port Company 

© Dora Kazmiera

Dublin, 1980 

Meet the Cast 

Meet the Makers 

Pre Rehearsals 


  • Amy: Éabha Brady, Millie Brady, Abbie McEvoy
  • Alfie: Anthony Brophy
  • Lyn: Juliette Crosbie
  • Chris: Stephen Jones
  • Sean: Aidan Kelly
  • Cathy: Lisa Lambe
  • Maisie: Bríd Ní Neachtain
  • Macker: Terry O'Neill
  • Ray: Jimmy Smallhorne
  • Ensemble Musician: Bill Bergin
  • Ensemble Musician: Mike Brookfield
  • Ensemble Musician: Aindrias de Staic
  • Ensemble Musician/ Band Leader: Wayne Sheehy
  • Ensemble Musician/ Barman: George Murphy

  • Writer: Dermot Bolger
  • Director: Graham McLaren
  • Movement Director: Vicki Manderson
  • Set and Costume: Alyson Cummins
  • Lighting Design: Paul Keogan
  • Composer: Ray Harman
  • Sound Design: Matt Padden
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Casting: Maureen Hughes and Sarah Jones
  • Dramaturg: Louise Stephens
  • Dramaturgical Support: Jesse Weaver

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