Waiting for Poirot - Lime Tree Theatre

Waiting for Poirot

A new play Waiting for Poirot by Limerick playwright Mike Finn

An Honest Arts production in association with Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable
Limerick playwright Mike Finn returns this summer with a new site-responsive production Waiting For Poirot.
Following on from the hugely successful run of Bread Not Profits in Cleeve’s Factory back in 2019, Limerick audiences are in for a real treat with this new comedy.
Waiting for Poirot tickets available online or over the phone only. Suitable for Age 8+


Waiting for Poirot

Waiting for Poirot

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Early show begins at 8pm at People’s Park. Please check-in to BELLTABLE box office at 7.30pm*

Late show begins at 9.30pm at People’s Park. Please check-in to BELLTABLE box office at 9pm*

*Please adhere to these times as wristbands must be issued at Belltable prior to audience moving to the People’s Park where the show will begin.

Audiences ‘Waiting for Poirot’ will experience a fast paced, laugh-out-loud, gripping, awe-inspiring, cliché-ridden, high octane romp.

We are excited to bring live performance to Limerick audiences once again in the wonderful setting of The People’s Park.

Waiting For Poirot will transform the park every evening into a hive of activity.. This is the best show you’ll see in the People’s Park this July. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll wish there were toilets.

The year is 1925 and the fledgling Irish Free State is trying to find its way in the world while emerging from the shadow of a deadly War of Independence. Meanwhile, a bloody Civil War pitted brother against brother, father against son, uncle against aunt, second cousin against third cousin once removed and neighbour against the fella around the corner who owns the butchers.

Into this scene rolls a traveling group of players who labour under the title of Sir Montague Garrick’s Travelling Theatre & Electric Cinematograph who have taken up residence in the People’s Park, Limerick. Here, they plan to present the blood-curdling melodrama, Murder In The Red Barn – if they can remember the lines.

However, the curtain has barely risen on this classic play when one of the actors turns up dead! Enter Maguire and Patterson two ex-IRA gunmen turned policemen who are determined to get to the bottom of the case. Meanwhile, a world famous detective is due in town – will he solve the case before them?

However, in a world where nothing is what it appears to be and no one is who they claim to be it will take all of Maguire and Patterson’s training to bring the perpetrator to justice. The trouble is, they haven’t had any training. Meanwhile, the body’s gone missing.

This is your chance to solve a murder mystery in People’s Park this summer!

Our well-known and loved cast are; Jessica Bray, Myles Breen, James Corr, Michael Anthony Greene, Pius McGrath, Eva O’Connor, Elaine O’Dwyer, Eleanor O’Brien, Johanna O’Brien, Gene Rooney and Simon Thompson.

Download the Waiting for Poirot programme here

Check out Lime Tree’s latest news for more info.

  • Waiting for Poirot is an unseated event.
  • 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.


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