New play ‘Graces’ our stage for Cork Midsummer!

Jun 4, 2024

A ghost, a sparrow, a mother and a girl. Love doesn’t need words. You can just feel it.’

Fiacre Ryan (author of Speechless)

Grace by Jody O’Neill is our upcoming new play for young people and families. Grace tells the story of a girl who has a relationship with her father where no words are needed. In fact, Grace doesn’t use words to speak at all. When her father dies suddenly, Grace needs to find a new way to communicate.

This exciting new production explores the universal themes of grief and communication as Grace and her father invite you into the multi-sensory landscape of Grace’s world.

Trailer for Grace

Grace opens for school audiences June 6th – 13th. Suitable for classes 4th-6th. If you would like to book please contact Christine in our office directly: / 021 439 7111

Public performances will take place as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 14th & 15th June. Tickets can be booked for those performances here.

Watch Interview with actors Byran Burroughs & Eleanor Walsh

All performances of Grace are relaxed performances, making them more accessible for people with sensory sensitivities.

The 11am performance on Saturday 15th will be audio described by Mo Harte. The 2:30pm performance on Saturday 15th will be ISL interpreted by Keira O’Connell.

If you would like to receive a visual guide, audio programme notes or book a touch tour in advance of the performance, please email


Grace is presented by GRAFFITI: & Once Off Productions in association with Cork Opera House. Supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Baboró and the Abbey Theatre.

Watch Interview with Director Niall Cleary & Stage Manger Aoife Byrne

Written by Jody O’Neill
Directed by Niall Cleary
Cast includes Eleanor Walsh, Bryan Burroughs & Grace Kiely
Set and Lighting Design by Zia Bergin Holly
Sound Design by HK Ní Shioradáin
Costume Design by Valentina Gambardella
Dramaturgy by Louise Stephens
Movement by Inma Pavon
Produced by Sadhbh Barrett Coakley
Supported by the Arts Council, Baboró & The Abbey Theatre