Winter One Act Plays 1

Leeson Park Players are delighted to present “Winter One Act Plays” – a series of three bite-size one act plays to ease us all back into live theatre. The one act plays include two by Anton Chekhov and a third original show written by an LPP member, Simone Wallace Sav. 

THURSDAY 25th November – FRIDAY 26th November – SATURDAY 27th November STARTS 8pm

Full Duration: 8.00pm – 9.45pm with two short intervals 

#1 / Palindrome (duration 35 mins) Written & directed by Simone Wallace SavPalindrome is the story of an Irish Belgian family reuniting after many years to decide whether their only surviving parent, who is showing more and more symptoms of suffering from dementia, should be put in a nursing home.  A time for memories, secrets and learning to relieve a buried truth, with a surprising family decision. A play for all.

#2 / The Bear (duration 35 mins) Written by Anton Chekhov, directed by John McCarthy

The Bear (or The Boor) is a much-loved one-act comedy by Chekhov, first performed in Moscow in 1888. Ilena Ivanovna Popova is a recently widowed landowner. Grigory Stepanovitch Smirnov is middle-aged landowner intent on collecting a debt owed by Popova’s late husband.

#3 / The Proposal (duration 20 mins) Written by Anton Chekov, directed by Charles Richards The Proposal  is a one-act farce by Anton Chekhov, first performed in 1890. It is a fast-paced play in which a young man Lomov comes to propose to his neighbour Natalya but they both keep on fighting on various topics.


Nikki Carter, Devi Anna Chacon, Madeleine Delaney, Clodagh Galvin, Eoin Langford, Matthew Lloyd, Paula Nash, Melanie O’Beirne, Fiona O’Connor, Charles Richards, Peter Simpson, Ronan Wallace, Simone Wallace Sav, Roy Willoughby

Elfrieda Carroll, Stiofán Dempsey, Diarmid Finnegan, Susannah Lydon, Antonia Mc Taggart, Andrew Rankin, Michelle Reid, Suzanne Sheehan, Paul Warren


Entry to the Centenary Hall, Wesley House may be conditional on public health guidelines at the time of the performance, and not at the time of ticket purchase. Any changes to entry requirements will be communicated via our website and social media, and via email where details have been provided. Read our full Covid policy here.

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