★★★★ ‘so beautifully acted… it very gently breaks your heart.’ The Times
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ Sunday Express
Nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Male – Ardal O’Hanlon
‘[Ardal] O’Hanlon is a revelation here…O’Hanlon’s performance is full of pathos. Andrew Nolan is vigorous and appealing as the eager Kevin. John Rogan’s Joe is a mannered, forgetful yet oddly charming man’ Evening Standard
…it creates a paradoxically big splash…Conor McPherson… has written the characters’ stories with a beautifully-inflected resignation to eternal regret… Tom Attenborough’s evocatively atmospheric production… this is a quietly powerful fringe stunner.’ Mark Shenton, The Stage
A young boy leaves home for the first time, a man begins a job for which he is not qualified, a pensioner receives a mysterious package. As each man confronts the significance of these events, they are forced to take stock of themselves, their feelings, and of the decisions they have made. Painting a vivid picture of life in contemporary Dublin, award-winning playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Veil and Dublin Carol) weaves together a moving and funny tale of loves lost and found, the consequences of big dreams and the significance of even our smallest choices.
Port Authority is a play for anyone who has ever chosen the rational over the risky, who has ever drawn away from the possibility of brilliance, being left to wonder what might have been.
Cast includes Ardal O’Hanlon, John Rogan and Andrew Nolan.