Short-term fling leads to enduring and tender drama

Unobtrusively directed by Aonghus Óg McAnally on a largely bare stage, this is a no-frills production anchored by two winning performances

29th October, 2017
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Liam Heslin and Rachel O’Byrne star in The Good Father at Clontarf’s Viking Theatre Pic: Ste Murray

The Good Father: By Christian O’Reilly, Viking Theatre, Clontarf, Rating:****, Runs until November 11, then touring nationwide

‘What are you doing for sex tonight?” This is the drunken chat-up line that sparks off events in Christian O’Reilly’s intimate two-hander The Good Father, delivered by one lonely soul to another at a New Year’s Eve party. Strictly aimed at securing short-term pleasure, it leads instead to an unlikely relationship across Dublin’s class divide...

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