Last Orders at the Dockside

Last Orders at the Dockside

Dublin Port, 1980

Following the death of an elderly docker, his friends gather in the local pub, The Dockside, to celebrate his life.

Emotions run high and a powder keg of friction comes to a head as a dockland community come to terms with the challenge of building new lives when old ways get swept away.

Over the course of an evening awash with songs, sharp Dublin wit and tales of life on the Docks, hidden tensions expose fault lines in their complex relationships.

After the success of Ulysses, Dermot Bolger and Graham McLaren reunite to present this Dublin Port Commission as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2019.


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Some audience reaction.


  • Cast: Anthony Brophy

  • Cast: Juliette Crosbie

  • Cast: Stephen Jones

  • Cast: Aidan Kelly

  • Cast: Lisa Lambe

  • Cast: George Murphy

  • Cast: Bríd Ní Neachtain

  • Cast: Terry O'Neill

  • Cast: Jimmy Smallhorne

  • Writer: Dermot Bolger

  • Director: Graham McLaren

  • Movement Director: Vicki Manderson

  • Set and Costume: Alyson Cummins

  • Lighting Design: Paul Keogan

  • Composer: Ray Harman

  • Sound Design: Matt Padden

  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth

  • Casting: Maureen Hughes and Sarah Jones

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Dates: 23 September – 26 October
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview23 September

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30

Early Bird tickets available until 12 August

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 212

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 19 October, 2:00pm

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 24 October, 7:30pm

Touch Tour of Stage and Set:Saturday 19 October, 12:45pm