Decadent Theatre and Galway Arts Centre

From a Low and Quiet Sea

by Donal Ryan
directed by Andrew Flynn

The lives of a Syrian refugee, a heartbroken carer and a crooked moneyman cross with poignant results in this world premiere production adapted by Donal Ryan from his novel of the same name.

Farouk’s country has been torn apart by war. Lampy’s heart has been laid waste by Chloe.

John’s past torments him as he nears his end. The refugee. The dreamer. The penitent.

From war–torn Syria to small–town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have loved and lost, are searching for some version of home. Each is drawn towards a powerful reckoning, one that will bring them together in the most unexpected of ways.

Andrew Flynn and Donal Ryan were recipients of Elevate in 2021 using the bursary to adapt and workshop the script from Ryan’s acclaimed novel.

First Thought Backstage

12 July
Post–show talk with the company

Moderator, Charlotte McIvor, NUI Galway