A Day in May
A play about the fight for marriage equality.
By Colin Murphy, directed by Gerry Stembridge and based on interviews by Charlie Bird for his book with Kevin Rafter, A Day in May.
It played in the Olympia, Dublin last June to a rapturous reception (above) and is now coming to Belfast, Galway, Tallaght, Dun Laoghaire and Blanchardstown.
The play takes us from the dark days of 1982 and the murder of Declan Flynn, through decriminalisation and the split in the movement over civil partnership, up to the campaign for marriage equality and #hometovote.
There’s music, slapstick, Irish mammies, tragedy, tears and a lot of laughter.
Starring Norma Sheahan from Bridget & Eamon; Mary Murray from Love/Hate; Mark O’Regan; Arthur Riordan; Amy Conroy; Clodagh Mooney Duggan; Anthony Kinahan; and Conor Gormally.
After standing ovations @olympiatheatre last yr, A DAY IN MAY comes to Galway @THTG April 9, @LyricBelfast April 11, @civictheatre April 12, @PavilionTheatre April 16, @Draiocht_Blanc April 18. “A play everyone in Ireland shld see” @RealBarryEgan Sindo “Tears & laughter” @GCNmag pic.twitter.com/u4Pqfl57lj
— A Day in May – the play (@ADayinMay2019) March 25, 2019