Skull in Connemara [2005]

by Martin McDonagh

June 2 – 18, 2005

A Skull in Connemara by superstar British playwright Martin McDonagh is given its second Canadian production by Theatre Conspiracy at The Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island between June 2nd and June 18th, 2005. Skull was directed by Richard Wolfe and featured Vancouver actors William Samples as Mick Dowd, Johann Helf as Mairtin Hanlon, Wendy Morrow-Donaldson as Maryjohnny Rafferty and Adam Henderson as Thomas Hanlon.

Original music by Chris Hind. Lighting design by Alan Brodie. Set design by David Roberts. Costumes by Sandy Buck. Staged Managed by Anne Taylor.

“Richard Wolfe’s Western Theatre Conspiracy production brings McDonagh’s world vividly alive in all its dark comic grotesquery.”
Jerry Wasserman, The Province

“Western Theatre Conspiracy stages fine production of Brit hit … Skull in Connemara is painted in the darkest shades of humour, but in the hands of the Western Theatre Conspiracy, it’s surprisingly funny.”
Leanne Campbell, Westender

“William Samples delivers a simply astonishing performance as Mick Dowd.” 
Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun