McDwyer’s new play Scorpion comes to Civic Theatre


The ever popular Beezneez Theatre Company comes to Civic Theatre on Fri 8th and Sat 9th February with Scorpion, a highly anticipated new play by John McDwyer.

There is no denying John McDwyer knows how to write a good play. No matter what the topic you can be sure of that trademark McDwyer humour – Lovely Leitrim, Callaghan’s Place, Unforgiven, United, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Love Is have all been huge successes for McDwyer and Scorpion this searing, honest appraisal of life at the end of the Celtic Tiger is set to be just as popular.

Three sales managers meet in their Sales Director’s office, presumably to meet their new managing director but, in fact, to meet their future. For some, that is more promising than for others. As they await their call, they ‘bat the breeze’ and in scenes rich in uncompromising dialogue they fight for position and score points on one another without fear or favour.

McDwyer pulls no punches with his dialogue in this important new work and while full of witty comment and sparkling one-liners, Scorpion ultimately delivers a bang up to date commentary of the state of Ireland in the current climate and presents the audience with identifiable characters who will remain in the memory long after the theatre has emptied.

Scorpion comes to Civic Theatre on Fri 8th & Sat 9th Feb at 8pm. Tickets €20/€16 are available from 01 4627477 or online on


About Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre's Mission is to mount an artistic and challenging programme of contemporary and classical Irish and international work in Theatre, Dance, Opera and Music for the community of South Dublin county and environs. History The Civic Theatre, opened in March 1999, a project of South Dublin County Council and also grant aided by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands. The first production at The Civic Theatre Tallaght was Howie the Rookie by Mark O'Rowe, directed by Mike Bradwell and starring Aidan Kelly and Karl Shiels. It opened on the 23rd March 1999. Since opening we have developed relationships with most Irish theatre companies and most opera, contemporary dance, ballet and children's theatre companies, developing healthy audiences for these. We are particularly proud of our co-productions – to date we've produced; or co-produced 22 plays, involving new Irish writing. We have hosted wonderful international productions, fantastic local work, and we have had some terrific nights of music on stage at the Civic.
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