Two families, in common malignity, make the Montagues and the Capulets seem like paragons of virtue and responsibility as they become for each other the neighbours from purgatory. In The Flowerbed the themes of illicit sex, drugs, nosy neighbours and gardening become food for Michael Keegan-Dolan’s fecund imagination.

The Flowerbed

Two families, in common malignity, make the Montagues and the Capulets seem like paragons of virtue and responsibility as they become for each other the neighbours from purgatory. In The Flowerbed the themes of illicit sex, drugs, nosy neighbours and gardening become food for Michael Keegan-Dolan’s fecund imagination.

Design: Rodney Grant

Lighting Design: Rodney Grant

Soundscore: Philip Feeney

Cast: Bernadette Iglich, Rachel Lopez de la Nieta, Simon Rice, Mick Dolan, Jarko Lehmus and Alex Leonhartsberger

2006 Version:

Design: Merle Hensel

Lighting Design: Adam Silverman

Cast: Rachel Poirier, Esther Balfe, Daphne Strothmann, Mick Dolan, Milos Galko, Vladislav Soltys, Neil Paris

Commissioned by Project Arts Centre. First performed Project Arts Centre, Dublin, September 2000.

New version commissioned by and performed at the Barbican, London, June 2006. Also performed at O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin, September 2006.