The Good Father


The Good Father

New Year’s Eve. A house party like any other, in a suburb like any other. Two very different strangers meet, each looking for a new start and to shake off the disappointments of the past. But champagne, cheap lager and their chance encounter leads this unlikely couple to an unplanned pregnancy. Against all odds, can they make their newfound family a success? Winner of the Stewart Parker Award, this heartfelt, moving drama charts their journey of love, loss, and redemption. After the international success of Fight Night and The Games People Play, the multi award-winning Rise Productions returns with this touching story celebrating the triumph of hope.


Creative Team



Written by      Christian O'Reilly

Directed by    Aonghus Óg McAnally

Cast:              Daniel Monaghan

                       Marie Ruane

Design:              Lance Faucett

Sound Design:        Leanne Bergin

Photgraphy:             Ste Murray




In 2017, Rise Productions toured this production to 10 venues nationwide. The cast was Liam Heslin and Rachel O'Byrne.


Viking Theatre, Clontarf      Until November 11th

Siamsa Tíre, Tralee                 November 16th

Roscommon Arts Centre               November 17th

Town Hall, Galway                   November 20th

Glór, Ennis                         November 22nd

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge    November 23rd

Market Place, Armagh                November 24th

Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick         November 25th

Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaoire    November 29th

Civic Theatre, Tallaght        December 5th – 9th