New York dates announced for Landmark Productions & Galway International Arts Festival’s production 'Medicine' by Enda Walsh

16 August 2021

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New York dates announced for Landmark Productions & Galway International Arts Festival’s production MEDICINE written and directed by Enda Walsh as it opens to rave reviews in Edinburgh. Starring: Clare Barrett, Aoife Duffin, Domhnall Gleeson and drummer Seán Carpio.

‘superb production … the text is beautifully and bravely teased out by a magnificent cast’ The Scotsman ★★★★★

‘flamboyant, funny and surreal … played superbly by Domhnall Gleeson’ The Guardian ★★★★

‘Gleeson’s performance is a powerhouse … impossible to take your eyes off him’ WhatsOnStage ★★★★★

‘equal doses humour and deep disquiet … there’s real joy in seeing Duffin and Barrett spar’ Financial Times ★★★★

'Domhnall Gleeson is soul-shuddering … the wonderfully explosive Aoife Duffin … Clare Barrett on barnstorming form' The Telegraph ★★★★★

'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 ★★★★


‘chilling, powerful and unforgettable’ WhatsOnStage ★★★★★

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival’s production of Enda Walsh’s new critically acclaimed play, MEDICINE has been wowing critics and audiences alike at the Edinburgh International Festival. It was announced today that this remarkable work will play St. Ann’s Warehouse for a limited run from November 11 - December 5.

Medicine stars multi-award-winning actor Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Brooklyn, Star Wars VIII & IX, Black Mirror, Catastrophe, The Lieutenant of Inishmore) alongside a sensational cast including Clare Barrett, Aoife Duffin and drummer Sean Carpio.

Medicine has earned rave reviews in its world premiere at the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival, where it runs through August 29. Awarding the production five stars, The Telegraph calls Domhnall Gleeson’s performance “nothing short of soul-shuddering” and says, “Walsh was the toast of the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe with his blistering, dark comedy The Walworth Farce. His new piece deserves to be equally revered.” The National says: “Played with sparkling intelligence and excoriating energy by Aoife Duffin and Clare Barrett, the Marys arrive in the guise of two old men (Duffin) and a lobster (Barrett) … excellently designed, with exceptional use of sound, voices and music (live and recorded), this production gives exquisite expression to another outstanding script by Enda Walsh”.

The Financial Times’ four-star review says “There’s real joy in seeing Duffin and Barrett spar as the Marys,” and a five-star review in The Scotsman describes the work as “a heartbreaking yet hugely energising and thrilling journey,” and praised the ‘superb production’, saying ‘the whole meaning of the text is beautifully and bravely teased out by a magnificent cast … and a whole Irish national theatre of famous voices on the show’s astonishing soundtrack”.

In person tickets for the Galway dates sold out in a record 18 minutes but tickets for the four livestreamed performances (15-18 Sept) and to watch on demand (20-26 September) are on sale now.

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’.

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.