John B. Keanes SIVE, on for Leaving Cert 2025, to open in the Gaiety this January

Gaiety Productions have today announced a celebrated ensemble cast of stage and screen for their re-imagining of John B Keane’s classic masterpiece, Sive. Opening at the Gaiety Theatre from 27th January, for a limited run only, with performances until 9 March 2024. Tickets from €20 including booking fee are on sale now from (matinee and evening performances).

One of Ireland’s most celebrated plays, John B Keane’s classic masterpiece is a must-see for everyone. Starring Fionnula Flanagan (The Others, The Guard, Waking Ned, Smother), Norma Sheahan (Bridget and Eamon, Moone Boy, Shirley Valentine, The Matchmaker), Sade Malone (Hope Street, Pistol, My Left Nut) Denis Conway (Hangmen, The Lonesome West, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Aisha, Brooklyn), Patrick Ryan (Vikings: Valhalla, Game Of Thrones, Pure Mule) John Rice (professional stage debut), John Olohan (Upcoming Bodkin, They May Face The Rising Sun), Larry Beau (Irish songwriter, whistler and troubadour, collaborates frequently with author Pat McCabe, playwright Philip Doherty, actress Olwen Fouéré) and Steve Wall (The English, The Witcher, Rebellion, Moone Boy).

Set in the 1950’s Ireland, Sive is the story of a young and beautiful orphan. While living with her Aunt and Uncle, a local matchmaker schemes for Sive to marry a much older man. Sive’s resentful and greedy family agree to the arrangement despite Sive being in love with a young man herself. Faced with an unthinkable future, Sive takes back her control in the only way she knows how.

Director Andrew Flynn leads the creative team; he has most recently directed Gaiety Production’s critically acclaimed productions of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Lonesome West at the Gaiety Theatre.


  • Fionnula Flanagan as Nanna Glavin
  • Norma Sheahan as Mena Glavin
  • Sade Malone as Sive
  • Denis Conway as Thomasheen
  • Patrick Ryan as Mike Glavin
  • John Rice as Liam Scuab
  • John Olohan as Seán Dóta
  • Larry Beau as Cartalawn
  • Steve Wall as Pats Bocock


Dates: 27th January - 9th March 2024

Tickets: From €20 (including restoration levy)

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