The Seafarer

By Conor McPherson

PLAYING DATES : 24th February – 6th March 2021

Director: Tom O’Connor

“I just want the actors to put their faith in the language. Just let the words do the work.

Conor McPherson


Rehearsals begin 8th January 2021

Auditions: 22nd October, 2020 evening at the theatre. Book a slot. See below


This multiple award winning play – a storytelling classic – set in a house in Baldoyle County Dublin where four men, well known to each other, plus one stranger drink , argue , laugh and cajole each other and finally take part in a game of cards where the stakes for two of those present are set higher than any amount of money. A band of men , feckless in the extreme and for whom life seems to have passed them by provide a series of comedy moments along with a picture into their past lives> Emotions are in full view. All seem on an endless perpetual circle to nowhere but for one or more that is more than true.

A play that promises a lot and that requires a cast and crew willing to take on the mighty challenges that await but will surely find rewarding.

All the roles are full and rounded. A Dublin accent is required though more county meaning a softer tone.

Please Note: We shall be following government guidelines at all times for auditions, rehearsals and performance. If those guidelines change further in the next few months then we will adapt as we go.


James “Sharkey “ Harkin – erstwhile fisherman /van driver /chauffeur – age late 40’s/fifties. Has a past

Richard Harkin – older brother , recently gone blind , something of a demanding bully but humorous and full of life . Late fities / early 60’s

Ivan Curry -old friend of the Harkins, late 40’s / fifties

Nicky Giblin – a friend of Richard’s , 40’s/50’s , again something of a past and a rival of Sharkey in the matter of ex girlfriend.

Mr Lockhart – an acquaintance of Nick’s who arrives that night. A mystery character with a devilish twist.

Note: Casting for this production will be entirely neutral – based neither on age, sex, ethnicity or indeed anything else. The best actor for each role will be cast, based on the audition process only. All those interested are invited to attend an audition, whether this be face-to-face in small groups of max 3 (preferred) or on Zoom, Facetime or other form of video chat.


If you would like to audition, or have any further questions about the production, please email the director, Tom O’Connor at with the following information by 16th October.


Role(s) interested in

Contact Email

Whether you are happy to come to the Loft for an audition on 22nd October (maximum group of 4 at each 60 minute audition slot) or whether you’d prefer an online audition. Tom will then get back to you with available times and audition material.

If you would like to ask general questions about the audition you may also email Sue Moore (the Artistic Director) on

We look forward to welcoming you back!!

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