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The Good House of Happiness


  • Drámadóir

    Eugene O'Brien  Gavin Quinn 

  • Athchóirithe/ Aistrithe ó

    Bertolt Brecht

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapted from Brecht's The Good Person of Setzuan. 

  • Suíomh

    Dublin, 2017

  • Achoimre

    You are invited to meet an actor, a pop singer and a scholar, from China, and two Mongolian accountants. They have come together to make a modern version of Brecht’s parable play, The Good Person of Setzuan first performed by German actors playing Chinese people. Brecht’s original play is a parable set in China between World War I and World War II. The Good House of Happiness is set in Dublin in 2017 as Molly Xiu, a budding actor, receives a challenge from the gods. They favour her with a gift of money, so she opens a new restaurant. But she is not a tough nosed business person, and everyone takes advantage of her, so she is driven to invent a male alter ego, Michael Xun, to be the ruthless dragon that makes the restaurant a success. She is forced to assume this role so often that, as Michael Xun, she is accused of murdering Molly Xiu. 

  • Cinéal Dráma


    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

  • Dáta an Chéad Léirithe

    13 October 2017

  • Nótaí faoin Léiriú

    Produced as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

  • Leiriú

    Produced by Pan Pan

  • Ionad an Chéad Léirithe

    Smock Alley Theatre

  • Nótaí faoin Ionad

    Performed in the Main Space. 

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Performer Saruul Altantuya
Performer Andrew Bennett
Performer Zolzaya Enkhtuuya
Performer Eh-Jae Kim
Performer Xier Luo
Performer Zheyu Wei
Performer Ashley Xie
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Aedin Cosgrove
Stiúrthóir Gavin Quinn
Dearthóir Aedin Cosgrove
Dearthóir Gavin Quinn
Ceol Si Schroeder
Grianghrafadóireacht Ros Kavanagh
Bainisteoir Stáitse Tríona Humphries
Bainisteoir Léirithe Rob Usher (1)
Noelia Ruiz
Léiritheoir Aoife White

Scripteanna Neamhfhoilsithe

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Críoch

    All Territories

  • Cinéal Cearta

    All Rights

  • Teagmháil

    Pan Pan

  • Seoladh

    Curved Sreet
    Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Guthán

    + 353 (0)1 633 4493

  • Ríomhphost


  • Suíomh Idirlín


Foinse Eolais

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme and the Dublin Theatre Festival programme.