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AFTERPLAY by Brian Friel
November 21 - December 23, 2022
Time: 1pm
'a masterful, intricate, funny and touching one-act play'

Starring Karen Ardiff as Sonya and Barry Barnes as Andrey
BEWLEY'S CAFE THEATRE is proud to announce a new production of

AFTERPLAY By Brian Friel

Celebrating Twenty Years since its World Premiere

Directed by David Horan
Starring Karen Ardiff as Sonya and Barry Barnes as Andrey


'an intensely moving once ghostly and real' The Irish Times, 2002

A middle-aged man and woman have a chance encounter in a down-at-heel Moscow tea-room sometime in the 1920s. As they fall into conversation, the contours of their lives are revealed. She has been left with the care of a large, loss-making estate once managed by Vanya, her beloved but ineffectual Uncle. He is the brother of three sisters from the provinces who never quite made it to Moscow. Brian Friel's audacious, Chekhovian epilogue is a masterful, intricate, funny and touching one-act play revisiting two characters from Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya.

From November 21st, with a SOIREE PERFORMANCE at 7pm on Thursday, December 1st, 2022

'No foreknowledge of Chekhov is needed to understand Afterplay. These two could be any of us, haunted by yesterdays that too often seep into today' The New York Times

'Breathtaking' The Irish Independent

'Infinitely memorable' The Irish Times


Opens November 23rd (previews 21st, 22nd) and plays until December 23rd, 2022
There will be an ALL NEW SOIREE SHOW at 7pm on Thursday, December 1st
Mon-Sat at 1pm (doors open at 12.50pm)
Tickets: Low-price Mon/Tues 10e, Wed/Thurs 12e, Fri/Sat 15e.
SOIREE Tickets : 12e
Enquiries: 0868784001

ACCESSIBILITY: the theatre is wheelchair accessible by lift from the ground floor. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact us at

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT POST OUT TICKETS. We will have a record of your booking at the box office.
There is no need to print out your ticket.