Theatre The Dolmen Rowen Gillespie

Ideal World

By Isobel Mahon

Monday Dec 2nd - Saturday Dec 7th 2019 |  8pm

Directed by: Caroline Fitzgerald


  Merce   Isobel Mahon (Glenroe, The Clinic)

  Alice   Claudia Carroll (Fair City)

  Ted   Donagh Deeney (Game of Thrones)

  Florence V/O  Georgia May Doorley

Set and Costume Design: Mary Sheehan, Lighting Design: Cathy O’Carroll, Sound Design: Pat Nolan & Peter O’Neill

There will be no interval.  Approximate running time: 1hr 20 mins

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'Ideal World' is a poignant comedy about online shopping, second chances and the true nature of time.'

Lonely fifty-something Merce is coping with the recent death of her mother through her addiction to the Shopping Channel, despite regular ‘helpful’ interventions from her domineering sister Alice. It’s only when she meets widower Ted at a Bereavement Survivors Support group that they both endeavour to move beyond their timid lives in the quest to re-connect with Merce's adopted daughter.

On her journey through a world of odd-ball characters, Merce discovers a new way of being but realizes in the process there's no such thing as an IDEAL WORLD.