Oldham Coliseum to stage Martin McDonagh’s black comedy ‘A Skull in Connemara’

Oldham Coliseum Theatre‘s upcoming production of Martin McDonagh’s acclaimed black comedy, A Skull in Connemara, runs at the Oldham Coliseum from Friday 22 February to Saturday 9 March 2019.

Directed by Chris Lawson, and designed by Katie Scott, the cast features John O’Dowd, Jenny Lee, Griffin Stevens, and Liam Heslin.



In a rural town on the west coast of Ireland Mick Dowd sits in his cottage sipping poteen. Mick has the unfortunate occupation of exhuming bodies from Connemara graveyard to make space for new residents and this year his late wife is on the list of people to evict.

Una died under mysterious circumstances some seven years ago. What’s more mysterious however, is that when Mick digs into her grave and opens her coffin there’s nothing there…


Chris commented:

“A Skull in Connemara uses both dark comedy and drama to show how people can be a product of their environment and community. The play presents the audience with a puzzle that I hope everyone will try and solve in their own way. It raises issues about morality, sense of self and the impact of rumours versus fact. Ultimately, I’m proud that we have brought the words of such a great playwright to the doorstep of Oldham”.


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