Happy Birthday Dear Alice - Lime Tree Theatre

Happy Birthday Dear Alice

Presented by Four Rivers Theatre Company


Bernard Farrell’s much-loved comedy, directed by Jim Nolan is the perfect feel good piece of theatre that will put a smile on your face.


Happy Birthday Dear Alice

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Happy Birthday Dear Alice is at once an affectionate hymn to old age and a ruthlessly comic dissection of family life from the master of dark comedy.

If you’re looking for some light relief come along to Bernard Farrell’s much-loved and hilarious comedy Happy Birthday Dear Alice. The story is based on the efforts of a dysfunctional family trying to commit their poor aging yet resilient mother to a nursing home so that they can sell her house.

Directed by Jim Nolan and produced by Four Rivers Theatre Company, Happy Birthday Dear Alice has been described as Farrell’s most complete and fully realised play.


Red hot play…a huge hit: Irish Independent

Lovely, funny and touching: The Irish Times

Anyone who has ever had a mother will enjoy this show: John Creedon, RTÉ


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call 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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