Northern Ireland are playing Poland on the TV. Jimmy and Ian, two middle aged Belfast men are meeting tonight for the first time. They have a shared past. They need to talk. 

Quietly is a powerful story about violence and forgiveness.

Quietly was first performed at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, on the Peacock Stage, as part of the Great Irish Writers Season, in November 2012.



 Ian - Declan Conlon

Jimmy - Patrick O'Kane 

 Robert - Robert Zawadzki

Set Design - Alyson Cummins

Costume Design - Catherine Fay

Lighting Design - Sinead McKenna

Sound Design - Philip Stewart

AV Design - Neil O’Driscoll

Voice Director - Andrea Ainsworth

Winner of

Best Play at The Writers’ Guild Awards 2013

Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

 Best Actor for Patrick O’Kane at the Stage Awards for Acting Excellence.

This is a play that lives up to its title in the best possible way. It is spare, unshowy and it feels utterly truthful.
— The Guardian