Circle of Friends - Lime Tree Theatre

Circle of Friends

A world premiere presented by Breda Cashe Productions

Adapted for stage by Elaine Murphy

Directed by Viko Nikci | Designed by Kate Moylan


Circle of Friends tells the story of big-hearted Benny Hogan, an adored only daughter and little orphan, and Eve Malone – best friends in the small rural town of Knockglen. On their first day at University College Dublin, their lives are turned upside down when they are introduced to the beautiful and sophisticated, Nan Mahon, and the handsome, Jack Foley.

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

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As love blossoms, Benny reluctantly boards the bus home every evening to Knockglen unaware of the trouble brewing within their new circle of friends.

Circle of Friends is set in 1950’s Ireland. It’s an enchanting tale of first love, fierce loyalty and friendship, is a rich, resonant coming-of-age story, wrapped in the warmth of Maeve’s trademark compassion and humour.

As one of Ireland’s most successful writers, Maeve Binchy has sold more than 40 million books worldwide. The hugely successful film adaptation of the novel was made in 1995 starring Minnie Driver, Colin Firth and Aidan Gillian. Charting the lives of Irish women throughout the decades, Maeve’s sharp and insightful storytelling is still resonating with old and new audiences today.


Join us for the World Premiere of Circle of Friends which The New York Times called “a wonderfully absorbing story about people worth caring about.”




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Benny Hogan
Roseanna Purcell
Nan Mahon
Juliette Crosbie
Eve Malone
Aisling Kearns
Jack Foley
Jack Hickey
Aidan Lynch
Shane O’Regan
Sean Walsh
Marcus Lamb
Simon Westward
David Crowley
Eddie Hogan
Mark O'Regan
Annabel Hogan
Susannah DeWrixon
Rosemary & Nurse
Evanne Kilgallon
Emily Mahon & Mother Francis
Deborah Wiseman


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus.

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