19:00, Tue 23rd – Sat 27th October 2012 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 3
'Respect is no use to you when you're gone. If you don't earn it while you're alive, don't be looking for it just because you've happened to die. I never really did any great things. In fact, I've done many things which, to tell you the truth, I'm very very ashamed of. And if you've let people down, don't be wanting them to be all crowding around talking about what a brilliant fella you were, at your funeral, you know?
John and Mark come in on a cold Christmas eve after burying a man neither of them knew. John is a sociable undertaker whose life has been destroyed by drink, Mark his quiet young assistant. John entertains Mark with stories of days gone by, but it is not until the return of his estranged daughter that he is forced to come to terms with his past in a meaningful way. Conor McPherson's Dublin Carol entices the audience into John's world for one day only, but leaves them with a whole life story.