The Approach


The Approach review quotes 3

A selection of some of the reviews for The Approach. Read the full reviews here.

‘three of the finest performers of their generation’
 – The Irish Times 

O’Rowe’s quite simply stunning new play … immaculate’
– Sunday Independent

‘exquisite ensemble performance … superlative design … the stuff of legend’
– The Arts Review

 ‘the three performances are first-rate beautiful design’
– Irish Independent

‘holds your attention like a transfixing riddle’
– The Irish Times

‘beautiful script … never less than riveting’
– Irish Mail on Sunday

‘three of Irish theatre’s foremost performers’
– Irish Examiner

‘brilliantly subtle and utterly engrossing’
– Sunday Business Post

‘O’Rowe directs the play himself (superbly) … and his layered script is handled with infinite tenderness by three of our most accomplished actors
– Sunday Independent



Review: Sunday Independent

The Approach review - Sunday Independent

Press: Irish Examiner interview with Mark O’Rowe and Aisling O’Sullivan

Read Mark O’Rowe and Aisling O’Sullivan on The Approach in The Irish Examiner. 

“You want to be dealing with subjects important to you … where we stand morally, what it is to be empathetic’ (Mark O’Rowe).


Photos: The Approach production photos

Photos from The Approach by Mark O’Rowe
Starring Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sullivan.
Photos: Patrick Redmond

Video: The cast on working with Mark O’Rowe

VIDEO: Watch Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sullivan talk about working with writer and director Mark O’Rowe on The Approach.

‘He’s so enquiring. He’s so curious … Mark has got such extraordinary, alive curiosity about people.’

Video: Interview with Mark O’Rowe


Watch Mark O’Rowe talk about writing The Approach for three incredible actors; Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sullivan.

“I actually wrote it for the actors who are in it… I’m a huge fan of all three so I decided to write something for them myself.”


Press: The Irish Mail on Sunday interview with Cathy Belton

READ Irish Mail on Sunday with Cathy Belton
Sunday January 21, 2018

Cathy Belton on Red Rock and The Approach.
Read full interview here

Press: Irish Times interview with Mark O’Rowe

READ Irish Times Interview with Mark O’Rowe 
Saturday January 20, 2018

Mark O’Rowe on the series of conversations that make up The Approach: the story between the scenes, writing the play for Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sullivan, and rehearsals being ‘basically the most fun you can have while working really, really hard’. Read full interview here. 

Press: Sunday Independent interview with Cathy Belton

READ Sunday Independent interview with Cathy Belton
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cathy Belton speaks to the Sunday Independent about her career and The Approach by Mark O’Rowe. Read the full interview here. 

Press: RTÉ 1 Arena interview with Mark O’Rowe and cast

LISTEN to RTÉ Radio 1 Arena
Monday, January 15, 2018

Mark O’Rowe, Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sullivan speak to Kay Sheehy on RTÉ Radio 1 Arena ahead of opening The Approach at Project Arts Centre. Listen here, beginning at 23mins.