South Bank
London, England SE1

The Seafarer
The National Theatre

Genre: Drama
Playwright: Conor McPherson

Drink yourself up on to the next shelf in the basement. Drink to where possibility feels infinite and your immortality feels strong.

It’s Christmas Eve and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, ageing brother who’s recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger from the distant past, the stakes are raised ever higher. In fact, Sharky may be playing for his very soul…

I hope your eye is in. I hope your game is up. Because to tell you the truth, I’d love a run for my money just once. Or maybe you just feel like giving in. Maybe it’s a relief to finally be set free from the jaws of God’s wilderness, is it?

Added by AlisonB on October 25, 2006



It's at the Cottesloe Theatre, part of the National Theatre NOT the NFT, in case someone tries to go to the wrong place.