Following previous sell-out performances in Edinburgh and Dublin, The Approach now makes its debut on the virtual world stage with three live broadcasts from Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Utterly riveting and engrossing, Mark O’Rowe’s enigmatic play reveals a profound truth about relationships. Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide? “It takes a crisis of some sort sometimes, or an upheaval, for people to really evaluate how they feel about one another, doesn’t it?”

The Approach is an exploration of betrayal, and an appeal to listen before it’s too late.

Set & Lights by Sinead McKenna | Costumes by Joan O’Clery | Sound by Philip Stewart

Watch Mark O’Rowe on writing and directing The Approach


Performed live from Project Arts Centre in Dublin and broadcast direct to your home

THURS, JAN 21 | 2:30pm EST

SAT, JAN 23 | 2:30pm EST**

SUN, JAN 24 | 4:00pm EST


1 Hour | No Intermission
Performed in English. Recommended for ages 14+

How does it work?
The show will be streamed by TicketCo, a company specializing in live-streamed events. TicketCo also runs the Box Office, so ticket buyers will move from the St. Ann’s website on to TicketCo to make your booking. TicketCo will also handle any problems at the booking or viewing stages. For technical assistance, please contact [email protected].

When booking a ticket, please check your time zone. Performances on JAN 21, 23, 24 will be a live show broadcast, so please note that tickets are sold with the time zones in GMT / Irish time, however, performance times will begin in the time zones listed on our website (EST / New York time). For example, The virtual theatre lobby will open at 7:15pm, and the show will start at 7:30pm (GMT / Irish time). In New York, doors will open at 2:15pm for a 2:30pm start.

On Demand purchases need to be made by 6:59pm EST on JAN 31. The show will be viewable for 7 days from the time a user first clicks the link in their confirmation email.

After booking a ticket, you will be sent a link to watch the show online at the set time. This link will be sent via email and text. Links are unique to ticket buyers and can only be used on one device: they can not be shared.

Streaming can be watched on a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone and TicketCo also has Google and Apple TV plugins, meaning ticket buyers can watch on their TVs. Instructions for this are available on the TicketCo website.

“Breathtaking Performances”

“Jewel of a play…
Of all the streamed productions, this one comes closest to capturing the focus and tension of live theatre.”

“A triple showcase for actors”

“Three of the finest performers of their generation … The Approach holds your attention like a transfixing riddle.”

“Beautifully acted play”

Four Stars

“A psychological thriller,
this fascinating new play grips you from the start.”

Five Stars

“Stunning study of everyday relationships …
Mark O’Rowe’s compelling new work draws breathtaking performances.”

Four Stars

“An intriguing psychological slow-burner.
Boasts the stellar talents of three of Ireland’s finest actresses …who turn in an acting master class.”


**Tune in for a post-show conversation with writer-director, Mark O’Rowe, the three actors, and Irish author Louise O’Neill; begins approximately 10 minutes after the performance on Saturday, January 23, at 2:30pm EST. The conversation will also be available for on demand purchases.

The Approach received its world premiere in Project Arts Centre, Dublin on February 6th, 2018. It played at Assembly as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, supported by Culture Ireland GB18: Promoting Irish arts in Britain.

These performances have been made possible by The Arts Council / An Comhairle Ealaíon through its Capacity Building Scheme. The international presentation at St. Ann’s Warehouse is supported by Culture Ireland.

For questions, contact the [email protected]

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