Shining City

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford
Shining City
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford

Dublin, Ireland. John, recently bereaved, believes himself to be haunted by the ghost of his dead wife.

Plagued by secrets, he slowly reveals his story and his truth to Ian - a psychotherapist and former priest who has lost his faith. As the two men struggle to make sense of their place in the world, they are bound in ways they could never have imagined and forced to question the very nature of reality itself.

Written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Conor McPherson (The WeirThe Seafarer), SHINING CITY is a poignant and unsettling exploration of guilt, loneliness and the spaces between us.

Directed by Nadia Fall and featuring Brendan Coyle and Rory Keenan, this is the play's first London revival since premiering at the Royal Court in 2004 to critical acclaim.

Previews from |
17th September 2021
Opening date |
24th September 2021
Closes |
23rd October 2021
Conor McPherson
Nadia Fall
Howard Harrison
Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Peter McKintosh
Jack Murphy
Cast list:
Curtis-Lee Ashqar, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Fox and Rory Keenan

Theatre Royal Stratford East Venue Information

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BN
Nearest tube:
Stratford Station

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Photo credit: Shining City cast (Photo courtesy of Theatre Royal Stratford East)
Full casting for Conor McPherson’s ‘Shining City’ at Theatre Royal Stratford East
Wednesday, 07 July, 2021, 11:47
The full cast for the London revival of Shining City has been named, ahead of performances in the autumn. The four-person play is at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 17 September - 23 October, and you can find out more about the upcoming season here.  Joining Brendan Coyle are Michelle Fox, currently starring in Romeo and Juliet at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Rory Keenan also stars, previously in Saint Joan at the Donmar Warehouse, with Curtis-Lee Ashqar...
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