Nadia Fall's revival of Conor McPherson's moving and disturbing play about two men and their crises.
Dublin. Two men meet. One believes his recently deceased wife is visiting him from beyond the grave, the other is struggling to believe at all, being a priest-turned-therapist who has lost his faith. Together, they navigate their respective stories and secrets as they seek to find connection and meaning in the world around them. From the Olivier Award-winning playwright Conor McPherson ("The Weir"). Directed by Nadia Fall. Starring Brendan Coyle.
This is still a play about two profoundly lost men but the women in their lives – despite rarely appearing on stage – are more prominent, and it is their pain that begins to seep into the endless lonely silences.
Nearly two decades after its Royal Court premiere, Shining City certainly holds up...The final moments undercut a star turn from Coyle that by rights should leave Shining City burning brightly.