Waiting For Poirot - Lime Tree Theatre

Waiting For Poirot

People’s Park will be transformed this July for
A new play written by Mike Finn
An Honest Arts production in association with Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable


Whodunit in the park?

11 Cast, 3 Directors, 4 Musicians, 2 Dancers,  3 Designers, 1 Associate Designer, 4 Production Team Members…resulting in 65 entertaining minutes of 22 fabulous outdoor live performances between July 19th and August 1st

Get ready to be dazzled and entertained this summer, with  award winning playwright Mike Finn’s  new play WAITING FOR POIROT at  the People’s Park in Limerick!  A live performance full of fun for all the family, where audiences can collectively immerse themselves in this hilarious new murder mystery while Gardai Maguire and Patterson try to figure out whodunit!

This July, Honest Arts in association with Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable present WAITING FOR POIROT, a hilarious new play by Mike Finn. Audiences will experience a fast paced, laugh-out-loud, gripping, awe-inspiring, cliché-ridden, high octane romp. We are excited to bring live performance to audiences once again in the wonderful setting of the People’s Park.  Waiting For Poirot will also feature an original score by the wonderful Composer Aine Doolan. The full creative team will come together every evening to transform the park into a hive of activity. There is no doubt this is the best show you’ll see this summer. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll wish there were toilets.

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.

Waiting For Poirot

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. 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. 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?

Pius McGrath & Tara Doolan Honest Arts said  We feel privileged to have the opportunity to present one of the first live shows in the mid-west region to an ‘in person’ audience this summer. Producing Mike Finn’s hilariously funny script with a sizable and incredibly talented ensemble both on and off stage is a true delight and gives us great hope that we are now reaching the light at the end of the tunnel after an incredibly challenging time in the Arts & Events sectors.”

Louise Donlon, Director of Lime Tree Theatre said “The team at Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable could not be more thrilled and delighted to be working with the best and brightest Limerick theatre talents. What better way to mark the beginning of the end of this terrible pandemic than a tall tale written specifically for the people of Limerick by our very own Mike Finn.” 

Producers: Tara Doolan & Pius McGrath (Honest Arts)

Creative Team:

Creative Director: Tara Doolan

Vignette Director: Myles Breen

Movement Director: Mary Nunan

Musical Composer/Director: Aine Doolan

Musicians: Bart Kiely, Maria Ryan, Cein Daly

Dancers: Jean O’Donoghue & Yumi Lee

Lighting Designer: Jay Kavanagh

Costume Designer: Ella Daly

Hair & Make-up Designer: Sheena Murphy


Waiting for Poirot Booking Details: 

Previews: July 19th | 7.30pm & 9pm

Opening night: July 20th | 7.30pm & 9pm

Running until Aug 1st (no show on the 25th & 26th July)

Families are welcome to join us, suitable for 8+ years.

Tickets: €25/€16/€75 (Family)

Booking through www.limetreebelltable.ie | 061 953400

Due to ongoing government restrictions Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable will ensure all our staff, art workers and audiences coming to the show will work within the government guidelines to keep everyone connected to the production safe.

This production would not be possible without the support of the Arts Council and Limerick City and County Council.  


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