Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival


written and directed by Enda Walsh

starring Clare Barrett, Aoife Duffin
and Domhnall Gleeson
with Seán Carpio

Final days to watch Medicine by Enda Walsh! Available on demand until Sunday 26 September only.

SEE FAQs: How to watch Medicine online

Post-Show Talk: Post-show talk with Enda Walsh and members of the cast in conversation with Dr Ian Walsh, NUI Galway following the performance on Thursday 16 September. This will also be available to watch online.

About the Show

How long have you been here, John?
— I don’t know.
And what’s brought you here?
— That’s difficult to answer.

John Kane is sitting on a hospital gurney, and very shortly a jazz percussionist, two women called Mary, a very old man and a giant lobster will arrive. Then everything will start.

Medicine is a dark and frequently absurdist work that shatters the boundary between cast and audience. It is a devastatingly funny and moving meditation on how, for decades, we have treated those we called ‘mentally ill’.

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival – the team that brought you Misterman, Ballyturk and Arlington – are partnering once more to bring to the stage a new play by Enda Walsh.

This production features a sensational cast as Enda Walsh once again shines a light on the darkest corners of our collective stories. Walsh returns with his regular team of world–class collaborators: designers Jamie Vartan [set], Adam Silverman [lighting], Helen Atkinson [sound], Joan O’Clery [costume] and composer Teho Teardo, with live drumming composed and performed by Seán Carpio.

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When & Where to Watch Medicine

In-Person Performances, Black Box Theatre Galway
2-18 September
Tuesday-Saturday, 8pm
Matinees Saturday 11 and 18 September, 2pm
Sunday 5 & Sunday 12 September, 5pm
Please Note:
All new bookers, and existing ticketholders, will be required to show proof of a Covid-19 vaccination certificate at the venue. Any existing ticketholders who cannot provide a vaccine passport are asked to contact the GIAF box office on Anyone who is no longer in a position to attend will receive a full refund.

Livestream | 8pm, 15 & 16 September
Streaming | 8pm, 17 & 18 September
On Demand | 19-26 September

Post-Show Talk: Select as add-on when booking any performance. Livestreamed on 16 Sept and available to watch on demand from 17 – 26 Sept.

Captioned Performance: Available to book from 2pm Wednesday 22 September.

Tour Dates
Edinburgh International Festival
4-29 August 2021

St Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York
11 November - 5 December 2021
At-home streaming tickets will be available for viewers in the US and Canada later this year.

About Enda Walsh

Enda Walsh’s recent work includes the musical Sing Street; 
the stage adaptation of Max Porter’s book Grief is the Thing with Feathers; The Same; The Second Violinist, an opera with Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy; the musical Lazarus, written with David Bowie; and the ongoing immersive theatre installations Rooms, made with Paul Fahy. He won a Tony Award for writing the book of the musical Once.

★★★★ ‘Flamboyant, funny and surreal…played superbly by Domhnall Gleeson…' The Guardian
★★★★ 'a simple pointer to how clinging on to each other for dear life, together, side by side, is the only way to survive the storm.' The Herald
★★★★★ ‘Magnificent performances…outstanding actors.’ Sunday Times Ireland
‘An artful triumph. Unmissable.’ Business Post
‘Extraordinary performances by Clare Barrett and Aoife Duffin.’ A superlatively underplayed John by Domhnall Gleeson.’ Sunday Independent
‘Enthrals and entertains.’ Irish Independent
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please contact the Box Office for accessible seating reservations upon booking tickets.
  • Recommended for age 16+