'And I just felt like, I knew then that something bad was going to happen…'


In a city of emotional casualties, uprooted souls drift, hoping to connect, but the city can be a hard place to reach people… In Dublin, a man haunted by visions of his dead wife fears he is losing his sanity. His novice therapist is struggling to make sense of his own life. How much comfort can he offer in the midst of his own suffering?

Described by The London Telegraph as “the finest dramatist of his generation”, Conor McPherson is one of Ireland’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights. Shining City is both a gripping ghost story and a poignant reflection of contemporary life. Nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Play, it is widely considered McPherson’s finest work.

Cast & Creatives

Director Nicholas Pollock
Producer Martina Murray
Associate Producer Ben Geurens
Designer Ailsa Paterson
Lighting Designer Allan Hirons
Sound Designer Jeremy Silver
Production/Stage Manager Rebecca Poulter
Vocal Coach Gabrielle Rogers
With Alan Dukes, Laurence Coy, Caroline Craig and Ben Geurens An Inside Job Productions and Griffin Independent Sydney Premiere

Performance Times

Previews 25 & 26 November

Season 28 November – 19 December
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday Matinee 19 December 2pm

Run Time
Shining City runs for approximately 95 minutes with no interval


‘As close to perfection as contemporary playwriting gets’ The New York Times