In a lighthouse on the edge of civilisation an old man and an old woman await the arrival of the town's leading figures. The Blacksmith, the Colonel, the Mayor and many more are due. Perhaps even the Emperor himself will attend. Because tonight, after a life of underachievement and obscurity the old man has finally decided (with the help of the town orator) to reveal the true meaning and purpose of life.

Written by Eugene Ionesco

Directed by Niall Henry

Blue Raincoat Ensemble Sandra O Malley, John Carty & Ciaran McCauley

Assistant Director Jean Marie Perinetti 

Design Jamie Vartan

Lighting Design Michael Cummins

Sound Design Joe Hunt

(This is a revival of the award winning production by Blue Raincoat in 2005 which featured Ruth Lehane and Mikel Murfi.)

Blue Raincoat toured The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco in 2012.

"Excellent performances ... an outstanding example of absurdist theatre" - The Irish Times

The Chairs 2012 International tour was made possible through the support of Culture Ireland.

Culture Ireland


Media Information Pack

Sunday Independent Review July 2011

Souvenir Production Programme 2011 (PDF 261kb)

Technical Specifications (ZIP 3.5Mb)

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Sunday Independent Review November 2005.

Production Information 2005 (PDF 261kb)

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