The Games people play


The Games People Play

by Gavin Kostick

Winner of Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and the sell-out success of Dublin Fringe Festival, The Games People Play is Rise Productions’ follow-up to their international smash hit Fight Night. 

Described as “THE state of the nation play for the negative equity generation,” this is a radical re-working of the Tír na nÓg myth. Niamh and Oisín were sold the dream – the house, the life, the kids. But what do you do when everything you ever dreamed of still isn’t enough? 

The mounting pressure of balancing family and career takes its toll, and one night a series of games starts to escalate, threatening to unravel their suburban paradise. Gripping family drama meets epic Celtic mythology, presented in the trademark ‘Theatre Strong Style’ of Rise Productions.

Creative Team

Performed by                  Aonghus Óg McAnally

                                      Lorna Quinn

Written by                          Gavin Kostick

Directed By                       Bryan Burroughs

Lighting Design                        Colm Maher

Set & Costume Design                Lance Faucett

Production Manager                 Eoghan Carrick