Trad by Mark Doherty

A poignant, absurd and hilarious tale of a 100-year-old Irishman… and his father.
Directed by Aaron Monaghan.


“There’s a child belonging to me wandering around out there for seventy years and I never met him. I’ve a trip left in me… Get me leg!”

Mark Doherty’s award-winning Trad tells the hilarious story of 100-year-old Thomas… and his father. Together they set out to discover the son they never knew he had.

Featuring live traditional Irish music, and directed by renowned actor Aaron Monaghan, Trad is a side-splitting, heartwarming saga that marks the return of Livin’ Dred Theatre Company.

  • Running Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

  • Age Guidance: 8+

Profoundly moving and memorable”


Thoughtful, charming and polished”


Upcoming Programme

Livin’ Dred has re-forged its partnership with the venues it has worked closely with in the past fifteen years, particularly with the Nomad and Nasc Touring Networks, and has committed of touring yearly. We have also set ourselves the task of bringing our work to Dublin more regularly by establishing close relationships with The Abbey Theatre, Axis Ballymun and Pavilion, Dún Laoghaire.

The company plans, over the next three years, to undertake a Programme of Forgotten Gems and New Writing. In continuing its commitment to bring old and new work, that speaks to and about our audience and our region, Livin’ Dred has envisioned a programme of work that focusses on two main strands:

Forgotten Gems

Great established plays from the Classical Irish Canon, that have been forgotten or over-looked in the past decade.

New Writing

An initiative that aims to bring young, new dynamic voices to the company.

“I think theatre in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves live performance.”