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Thu, 20:00

Killing Stella

Date and Time

Thu 16 May 2019
20:00 - 21:30

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Belltable, O'Connell Street

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Concessions: €16.00


Stella is dead, the funeral is over and Anna’s husband, Richard, has taken the children to his mother’s for the weekend. Alone at last, Anna has two days ahead of her to make sense of the catastrophe that ensues when she takes the 19-year-old Stella into her home. She can’t help the baby bird shrieking in the garden for its mother, but she could have helped Stella.


Brought to an English-speaking audience for the very first time, Killing Stellais adapted from Marlen Haushofer’s compelling novella Wir töten Stella(Austria, 1958), an unflinching story of collusion in abuse and the price that has to be paid for remaining silent.


Directed by Regina Crowley, performed by Bernadette Cronin (actor) and Eimear Reidy (cellist), you will be amused, baffled, moved, disturbed – possibly all at the same time! – and guaranteed a show that will linger long after you’ve left the theatre.


Thurs 16 May at 8pm


'…Regina Crowley’s direction is still and meditative in a production that reveals in gesture and image as much as it does in language… The cello is like an onstage character…Key to the success of teasing out the strands of this somber story is the performance by Bernadette Cronin. She is a picture of elegance and decorum, but she finds a way to make her character one with whom we can connect…’ Liam Heylin, Evening Echo


‘If you’re a lover of intense and intriguing performances that will stay with you after you leave the theatre, KILLING STELLA may be for you.’ –Rachel O’Leary, No More Workhorse

Key event information


  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible