The Loved Ones - Lime Tree Theatre

The Loved Ones

Presented by Rough Magic and The Gate Theatre

Written by Limerick Playwright Erica Murray

Directed by Ronan Phelan

Starring: Jane Brennan as Nell, Fanta Barrie as Gabby, Helen Norton as Cheryl-Ann and Grainne-Keenan as Orla.

In a remote renovated farmhouse, Nell prepares to scatter her son’s ashes with her grieving daughter-in-law, Orla, while Cheryl-Ann, a visitor from America, settles in for an idyllic break in the wilds of West Clare.

However, their weekend plans will be turned upside down when an unexpected guest arrives looking for shelter, solace and understanding.

The Loved Ones

The Loved Ones

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In this beautiful world premiere from Erica Murray, a situation as unlikely as it is inevitable will send these four lives reeling, leaving them questioning the true nature of love, loss and birds.

Set and Costume Design by Sarah Bacon 

Lighting Design by Zia Bergin-Holly 

Sound Design by Tom Lane 

The three performances of The Loved Ones in Lime Tree Theatre are previews ahead of its official opening at the Dublin Theatre Festival. 


Directed by
Ronan Phelan
Set and Costume Design by
Sarah Bacon
Lighting Design
Zia Bergin-Holly
Sound Design
Tom Lane


  • 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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