current event
BURIDAN'S ASS plays the Viking Theatre, Clontarf
June 04 - 16, 2018
Time: 8pm

'the stuff of comic genius' Mail on Sunday
Bewley’s Café Theatre and The Viking Theatre present

A Comedy by S.R. Plant

Starring Michael James Ford and Ruairi Heading
Directed by Iseult Golden
Designed by Andrew Murray

Monday, June 4th –Sat, June 16th at 8.00pm

Tickets: €15. Booking: 087 112 9970

Inspired by the wilder extremes of animal behaviour, the acclaimed comedy Buridan’s Ass explores one man’s struggle to reconcile his scientific vocation with his primitive desires.
Mahone, the last in a line of taxidermists of Russian descent, is battling to save his dying business. The trade in stuffed animals has hit rock bottom and his only commission, the corpse of a much-loved pet badger, has gone disasterously wrong. Moreover he is beset by a series of emotional and philosophical crises and is haunted by the demons of his philandering past. But, spurred on by his irrepressible apprentice Ernest Blades, Mahone sets out to overcome the paralysing effects of Buridan’s Ass Syndrome and to find redemption through physical passion.

…the stuff of comic genius. MAIL ON SUNDAY

..existential comedy at its best. Beckett would be proud…SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

..a laugh a minute...THE SCOTSMAN

…wildly and darkly comic... SUN INDEPENDENT

Michael James Ford gives a cracker of a performance as the zealously nutty Mahone and Ruairí Heading is a splendid foil, a kind of bemused Laurel to Ford’s Hardy… MAIL ON SUNDAY

For further information see :

Please note: bookings for BURIDAN'S ASS must be made through the Viking Theatre number: 087 112 9970.