By Franz Xaver Kroetz
New translation by Conor McPherson
A Lyric Theatre, Belfast and
Young Vic co-production
Parents-to-be Kurt and Martha just want the best for their baby. They’re not afraid of hard work - the latest buggy doesn’t come cheap. But when Kurt’s boss offers him a chance to make some easy money with a mysterious side job, his rashness catches up with him.
Conor McPherson has written a powerful new version of the German classic.
A fable about the moral and environmental cost of our materialistic nesting instincts, directed by Ian Rickson.
“Stealthy, absorbing - Ian Rickson’s production throbs with tension and fear”
“A quiet and immensely touching production - Kinlan is tremendous”
“Tender, ominous and powerfully watchable”
The Sunday Times
"A potent production with a brooding original score by PJ Harvey"
"Nuanced performances from Caoilfhionn Dunne and Laurence Kinlan"
"The Nest’s environmental message couldn't be more topical"
"Immaculately directed by Rickson”
“Kroetz is an exceptional dramatist”
“Conor McPherson is the finest playwright of his generation"
New York Times
Monday - Saturday: 7.45pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2.45pm
(except 29 Oct & 26 Nov)
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Tickets: £10, £20, £25
Previews: (28, 29 & 30 Oct) £10
A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.
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"The Nest has hit written all over it" Conor McPherson talks to The Irish News about adapting Kroetz's play for a new audience.
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The Nest's Caoilfhionn Dunne talks Conor McPherson, how she got into acting and PJ Harvey's music for the show with WhatOnStage
PJ Harvey has written the score for The Nest. The elusive singer has teamed up with director Ian Rickson once more on a new production of Franz Xaver Kroetz’s The Nest - Read more on i-D, Pitchforkand NME
Direction Ian Rickson
Design Alyson Cummins
Light Zia Holly
Sound Gregory Clarke
Original Music PJ Harvey
with James Johnston
Movement Andrew Dawson
17 Nov, 7.45pm