With tickets selling out in record time for the live performances,
now is your chance to book your seat for the live-streamed performances
Live from the Black Box Theatre, as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2021
Tickets on sale this Friday 11 June at 9am
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival are partnering once more to bring to the stage a new play by acclaimed playwright Enda Walsh.
Medicine will have its world premiere this August at the Traverse Theatre as part of the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival from 4-29 August 2021, stars multi-award-winning actor Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Brooklyn, Star Wars VIII & IX, Black Mirror, Catastrophe, The Lieutenant of Inishmore). Domhnall is joined by a sensational cast including Clare Barrett, Aoife Duffin and percussionist Sean Carpio in this new production.
Audiences in Galway had the chance to experience a work-in-progress presentation of this much-anticipated production last September and the full production will have its Irish premiere in the Black Box Theatre as part of Galway International Arts Festival from 2 – 18 September 2021.
Watch Medicine Online
In person tickets for the Galway dates sold out in a record 18 minutes, so the team are delighted to confirm that tickets for four livestreamed performances (15 - 18 September) and watch on demand (20 - 26 September) go on sale 9am this Friday 11 June. Medicine tickets will be available for purchase from this page.
Please note that the Medicine livestream is not currently available to viewers in the United States and Canada. We are hoping it will be available at a later date, and are actively working towards bringing that about. If you would like to be notified when tickets for viewers in the US and Canada go on sale, please sign up here.
About Medicine by Enda Walsh
The Medicine creative team reunites Enda with his long-time collaborators Jamie Vartan (Set Designer), Adam Silverman (Lighting Designer), Teho Teardo (Composer), Helen Atkinson (Sound Designer) and Joan O'Clery (Costume Designer).
Medicine is a devastatingly funny and moving meditation on how, for decades, we have treated those we call mentally ill.
Medicine is a dark and frequently absurdist work that shatters the boundary between cast and audience: actors are interrupted by crew members, technical mechanics happen on stage, and performance becomes a kind of therapy. The audience’s laughter becomes complicit in the creation of a surreal universe that shifts abruptly into moments of emotional poignancy.
About Landmark Productions
Landmark Productions is one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers. It produces wide-ranging work in Ireland, and shares that work with international audiences. Led by Anne Clarke since the company’s foundation in 2003, its productions have received multiple awards and have been seen in leading theatres in London, New York and beyond. It produces a wide range of ambitious work – plays, operas and musicals – in theatres ranging from the 66-seat New Theatre to the 1,254-seat Olympia. It co-produces regularly with a number of partners, including, most significantly, Galway International Arts Festival and Irish National Opera.
Landmark’s 20 world premieres include new plays by major Irish writers such as Enda Walsh and Mark O’Rowe, featuring a roll-call of Ireland’s finest actors, directors and designers. Numerous awards include the Judges’ Special Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, in recognition of ‘sustained excellence in programming and for developing imaginative partnerships to bring quality theatre to the Irish and international stage’; and a Special Tribute Award for Anne Clarke, for her work as ‘a producer of world-class theatre in the independent sector in Ireland’.
In January 2021 it established Landmark Live, a new online streaming platform which enables it to bring the thrill of live theatre to audiences around the world.
About Galway International Arts Festival
Galway International Arts Festival: Founded in 1978, Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) is a major cultural organisation, which produces one of Europe’s leading international arts festivals; develops and produces new work that tours nationally and internationally; and presents a major discussion platform, First Thought Talks.
The Festival traditionally takes place each July in Galway, Ireland with an annual attendance of 260,000. Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, the 44th Galway International Arts Festival will take place from 28 August – 18 September 2021. Full programme details will be announced in the coming weeks.
GIAF has a rich tradition of producing award-winning and engaging work, which premieres at the Festival and goes on to tour nationally and internationally. In recent years, GIAF has toured to London, New York, Edinburgh, Chicago, Adelaide, Sydney, Hong Kong and Washington. A number of major new Irish theatre productions and visual art commissions, including most recently John Gerrard’s stunning Mirror Pavilion have received their world premieres at the Festival.
GIAF’s Chief Executive is John Crumlish and its Artistic Director is Paul Fahy.
Landmark Productions is supported by the Arts Council through Arts Grant Funding.
Galway International Arts Festival is supported by the Arts Council, Fáilte Ireland, NUI Galway and Flogas.
The performances in Edinburgh are supported by Culture Ireland.
Medicine was developed with the support of the National Theatre of Great Britain.