The First Child (2021)
  • O'Reilly Theatre Dublin ; Producers : Landmark Productions & Irish National Opera
  • Director: Enda Walsh
  • Set & Costume Design: Jamie Vartan (set) & Joan O'Clery (costumes)
  • Lighting Design: Adam Silverman ; Video Design : Jack Phelan
“The theatrical elements are deeply intertwined in this mesmerising and quizzical production from Landmark Productions and Irish National Opera. Between them, set designer Jamie Vartan, lighting designer Adam Silverman, video designer Jack Phelan and choreographer Emma Martin create visual moments that repeat and stutter, that play with and pervert our sense of time and place, just as Dennehy’s unsettled and unsettling score for Crash Ensemble does.”
The Irish Times  ★★★★★
“High-octane triumph … powerful and compelling”
The Sunday Times  ★★★★★
“Throughout, there's a sense of the cinematic, reinforced by Jamie Vartan's superb set, Jack Phelan's stunning video design and Alan Silverman's evocative lighting. The cinematic also informing Dennehy's superb score.”
The Arts Review  ★★★★★