Alone It Stands: “Clever, funny, brilliantly crafted…..a triumph.” – The Irish Times

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Alone It Stands (written and directed by John Breen) comes to the Civic Theatre in Tallaght on Monday, 23rd September for one week.

This now legendary story set on 31st October in 1978 when Munster Rugby played the mighty All Blacks – in a David v Goliath scenario played out in Thomand Park – Munster Rugby served up one of the sporting stories of the century when they played like their lives depended on it and beat the All Blacks 12-0. With mesmeric ensemble playing – 6 actors recreate 62 roles in re-telling this story that inspires and perspires in the same evening! The match was never televised so you will have to take our word for what happened and come along and see for yourself what happens when Munster, the Kiwis, the crowd, the ball, the dog and the pregnant woman all push and shove to create one momentous day.

“Clever, funny, brilliantly crafted…..a triumph.”The Irish Times

“This is pure theatre: powerful enough to move the soul, to stab your spirit awake…..A tour de force.”The Sunday Independent

“This show supplies a winning formula of comedy and pathos…. the whole evening is a gloriously live experience.”The Guardian

“I have not seen a finer Irish play in years.”The Times (UK)

“An exhilarating and celebratory experience; in short, rucking brilliant.”The Examiner

“This is a play for anyone who has ever dreamed, and seen a dream come true.”Evening News

“Continuously funny from beginning to end. Don’t miss it!”The Sunday Tribune

“A play as charming as it is ballsy.”Sydney Morning Herald.

“Poetic and exceptional… Alone It Stands is bound to enchant you.”The Stage UK

Phone our box office on 01 4627477 or book online here.



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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