"‘Mortal Coyle"

By Meadhbh McGrathIndependentIE

A move to Dublin in his teens ignited Brendan Coyle's passion for acting. Now the star is back to the Irish stage...

"Review: Brendan Coyle in St Nicholas, Donmar Dryden Street"

By RevStanRevStan's Theatre Blog

The Donmar has set about making this production of Conor McPherson's monologue St Nicholas an exclusive, intimate and atmospheric experience...

"‘St Nicholas’ review"

By Andrzej LukowskiTIme Out: London

Brendan Coyle is excellent in Conor McPherson’s chilling vampire monologue...

A cynical and jaded theatre critic in his late fifties falls for a beautiful young actress. In pursuing her, he meets a group of modern-day vampires who offer him eternal life, while his part of the bargain is to feed their bloodlust.

  • Written while McPherson was attached to the Bush Theatre, London, under the Pearson Television Theatre Writers’ Scheme.

  • First performed at the Bush Theatre on 19 February 1997.

    "St Nicholas | Donmar Theatre | Review"

    By Alice FosterTheaterSoutheast

    The room is dark, chairs are scattered across in a random fashion, carpets lie underfoot muffling the sounds of footsteps and in four corners there are buckets of water. In the centre, a desk and a chair, and sitting on that chair is our nameless man, our narrator through the madness. St Nicholas is a strange story, part vampire yarn, part morality tale, it straddles the line between reality and dreams and brings its audience along for the ride. Over the course of two hours, our narrator tells us his story of how he came to meet the vampires – or did he?...

    "Dublin Theatre Festival 2018: Full programme of new, classic, Irish and international productions announced"

    By StaffIndependentIE

    ...Conor McPherson’s chilling play St Nicholas receives its Irish premiere in an intimate new production by the Donmar Warehouse (UK) which sees Brendan Coyle return to the Irish stage for the first time since 2002, directed by Simon Evans.


    Nicholas, The Critic

    Conor McPhearson

    Simon Evans


    Donmar Warehouse, London; Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

    Donmar, 10 September 2018 - 5 October 2018; Dublin Theatre Festival, 9-20 October 2018