May and Timothy are looking after the father who has long since taken ill to bed. Their own lives are on hold and they’re not getting any younger. Should they stay and help? Or is it time for them to move on?
This dark comedy set on the northside of Cork city is about life and death, love and hate, jealousy, rage, horror, and homicidal notions – just a normal play about a family.
Kevin Barry is the multi-award-winning writer of the novels Night Boat to Tangier, Beatlebone, and City Of Bohane, and the story collections That Old Country Music, Dark Lies The Island, and There Are Little Kingdoms. Autumn Royal is his first piece written originally for stage and was acclaimed by critics and the public alike during its world premiere run at The Everyman, Cork in 2017.
Performed from Fri, Oct 8 — Sun, Nov 21, 2021
Running time: 1 hours 30 minutes