Decadent Theatre Company are revisiting one of their acclaimed productions, Frank McGuinness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, in a new staging, directed by Andrew Flynn and opening at the Everyman Theatre on Monday, February 19, for three performances only, until February 21 as part of a nationwide tour.

‘We are in a decidedly perilous position, to put it mildly.’

Adam, an American doctor, Edward, an Irish journalist, and Michael, an English academic, have little to unite them beyond being human in the same small space. Yet somehow, together, they are determined to ward off madness and forestall despair. In the darkness lurk their unseen captors, yet, in the cell, there are stories of adventure and love, there is song and laughter and even a surge of writing, cocktail-drinking and movie-making. Inspired by the abduction of Brian Keenan, taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is McGuinness’ hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination.

The production opened in Galway Town Hall Theatre and has a high calibre, award-winning, creative team.

  • Directed by Andrew Flynn
  • Set design by Owen MacCarthaigh
  • Costume design by Petra Breathnach
  • Composer/sound design by Carl Kennedy
  • LX design by Ciaran Bagnal
  • Starring Diarmuid De Faoite, Dara Devaney and Simon Coury

Here’s just a taste of the rave reviews the tour is receiving:

“Flynn’s direction allows the relationships between the men a full range of emotions: intense dislike, as well as need, empathy and love, expressed in tiny gestures of physical intimacy.” – The Guardian

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me see’s Frank McGuinness at the very top of his form, extracting from the depths of the human condition uncrushable determination, passion and compassion, anger and jealousy, spite and fear and lashings of black subversive humour.” – The Irish Times

“The audience are so invested in the drama, that they readily gasp, laugh and cry.” – Irish Theatre Magazine

Tickets €27, concession €25 and student tickets €9, available from the Box Office. Phone 021 450 1673 or visit

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