The Middle Distance (2010/2011)


The Middle Distance

“In a place where talking is frowned upon, two men are having a conversation. Jonny has been coming to the sauna more and more, trying to distract himself from the emptiness he’s lost in, looking for some way through. And he finds Stephen, an easy going farmer’s son from Sligo, looking for his own kind of respite.”

The Middle Distance is a new one act play by Mark Ward and had its World Premiere on Monday 10th May 2010, running until Saturday 16th May 2010, as part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival’s shorts programme.

Written by Mark Ward.
Directed by Shane Carr.

Starring Daithí MacSuibhne as Jonny and Brian McHale-Boyle as Stephen.


Brian McHale-Boyle (left) and Daithí MacSuibhne (right) performing an excerpt from The Middle Distance at the 2010 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival Gala Awards Night.

Photo credit: Sean Meehan


“The Middle Distance should really not be missed. It’s an outstanding piece of new Irish gay drama.” – a poster on



The Middle Distance was presented as part of the four day Solstice event in Cork on Saturday 18th June 2011 at 4.30pm. Solstice is a new event that forms part of the larger Cork Midsummer Festival.

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