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Restless Ecstasy and The New Theatre present the Irish Premiere of


By Gary Henderson


Tues-Sat, August 6th –17th 2019 @ 7:30pm

Matinees: Sat 10th & 17th @2:00pm


Tickets: €17.00 Standard or €14.00 concessions – student, pensioner or groups over 8 people.


Booking: Online at or Ph.: +353 1 670 3361

by arrangemnet with Playmarket 


Elizabeth Madeleine Dunne

Tom Barry John Kinsella

Old Tom Feargal Geoghegan

Production Team:

Director Owen Lindsay 

Producer Anne Marie Sheridan

Lighting and Sound designer Colin Doran

New, dynamic, boundary-pushing theatre company Restless Ecstasy brings the award-winning play by New Zealand’s premier playwright to The New Theatre, Temple Bar.


"I'm not afraid, Tom. Sooner or later your life becomes parched. Its rivers run thin. Its mountains have melted into the distance as blue and cool as memories."


Tom and Elizabeth, an ordinary couple with an extraordinary love, relive their darkest secrets, deepest passions and heart-breaking truths. No matter what life has thrown at them, as they live, love, fight, make up, got to war, sell the farm and grow old, as long as they can be together they wouldn't change a thing. One of New Zealand’s most beloved plays, Skin Tight is a moving and magical love story, both passionate and brutal, brought to the stage Dublin’s New Theatre with Restless Ecstasy’s trademark energy, invention and courage.



Skin Tight won a Fringe First award in 1994 and has been performed throughout the English-speaking world, including the USA, Canada, UK and South Africa. This will be both the national premiere of this work and the first time that any New Zealand playwright has received a professional production in the Republic of Ireland.

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Actress and Writer, Madeleine Dunne, studied at The University of Birmingham and trained at East 15 Acting School in London, where she currently lives and works.


Her performance credits include contributing to, and performing with award winning Actor and Playwright, Yolanda Mercy as part of her solo show; Quarter Life Crisis at Ovalhouse (2017), BasicSpace Festival/ 3 Pegs Productions immersive production of 'Drinks' at Copeland Park and Bussey Building (2017), IADT: National Film School of Dublin in a live Television broadcast by Alan Doyle (2016), and also performing at The Abbey Theatre and Tristan Bates, London, for Drama UK. Her film work includes working with Marcus Markou (Papadopoulos & Sons) in Manhattan Film Festival's 2018 winning entry, Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times.


Madeleine has written and produced her one-woman show 'Mind the Gap', which was performed as part of a trilogy of solo work in Hoxton (2016). She's an avid poet, and is currently writing a Comedy series for Television.


Barry John Kinsella is an actor and writer. Since graduating from the 3 year Acting Course at Lir Academy in July 2018, Barry made his professional stage debut on the Peacock stage at the Abbey Theatre playing the lead role of Bobby in Madhouse, co-written by Una McKevitt and PJ Gallagher and directed by Cathal Cleary. He also played Jay Gatsby in the Gate Theatre production of The Great Gatsby, directed by Alexander Wright.  At the Lir he acted in several productions with directors Tom Creed, Annabelle Comyn, Ronan Phelan, Lynne Parker and Caitriona McLoughlin. Barry made his screen debut in Graham Cantwell's feature films Lily and Duets and Felix Castaldo's feature, The Rollover.


Short films include WAVE directed by TJ Peyton O'Grady and Oscar winner Benjamin Cleary, Look Closer, directed by Aleksander Szeser, The Lack Of Colour, starting Bosco Hogan, directed by Aidan Gibson and written by Barry himself. He also starred in two short films directed by Conor McMahon and has appeared in commercials for Sky TV and Eirgrid.


Photography - Rafal Kostrzewa

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