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Melissa Nolan & John Morton in 'The Harvest'. The New Theatre, 2018

WitchWork Theatre Company & The New Theatre: The Harvest by Jane McCarthy

Thu 11 April, 8:00pm

Critically-acclaimed new thriller from Jane McCarthy about second chances and second lives

Charlotte is back on track, thanks to support from her steadfast husband Malcolm and son, Evan. She thinks she's found another lifeline in her new friend, Shane. But Shane knows more about her idyllic life than she realises. And just how to destroy it. 

The Harvest is the critically-acclaimed new thriller from playwright Jane McCarthy about second chances and second lives. What we do when we have them, and what we might do to take them from others.

"The world knows about me. It knows what I did and it doesn’t care anymore. But what about you? What about what you’ve done?"

The stellar cast is made up of Stephen O’ Leary, Marcus Lamb, John Morton and Melissa Nolan. Stephen has an extensive background in theatre and has starred in RTE Comedy drama series ‘Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope.  John is an actor, writer and film maker. He is a founding member of Devious Theatre in Kilkenny and White Label in Dublin. He has starred in Love/Hate and Republic Of Telly. Marcus Lamb played Pádraig Pearse in recent RTE 5 part series Rebellion and he has acted in Game of Thrones and Vikings. Melissa Nolan is an actor and producer. She co-founded Mouth on Fire which has produced over twenty productions, specialising in Samuel Beckett’s work.


Director: Matthew Ralli
Cast: Marcus Lamb, John Morton, Melissa Nolan & Stephen O'Leary
Dramaturg: Pamela McQueen
Set Design: Lisa Krugel
Lighting Design: John Crudden
Sound Design: Dylan Tonge Jones

'All hail The Harvest...thoughtful, modern, well-constructed...A corker in an age of pretension'
- The Sunday Independent

'A Pinteresque air of creeping dread pervades...This is pure realism, with relish...All four performances are first rate' - The Irish Independent

'Superb... very entertaining' - The Red Curtain Review

'One of the most accomplished pieces of new writing on stage in Dublin this year' - No More Workhorse

'Engaging...an emotionally intricate play [that has] an undercurrent of menace throughout.' - Mail on Sunday

'...a sparky tone is set with funny dialogue delivered with smooth timing...played with delicious awkwardness.' - The Sunday Times

'A contemporary Hitchcock. The most theatrical experience you're likely to enjoy for quite some time' The Arts Review