The Approach - Video on Demand with Closed Captions


Landmark Productions 

in association with Project Arts Centre and St. Ann's Warehouse


by Mark O’Rowe

starring Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sullivan


'this jewel of a show captures the thrill of live theatre’

The Guardian


‘Even through our computer screens, a production on a real stage with acting this fine is balm for the soul.’ - The New York Times

★★★★ 'of all the streamed productions I have seen in the past year, this one comes close to capturing the focus and tension of live theatre' - The Guardian

Utterly riveting and engrossing, Mark O’Rowe’s '60 minute jewel of play' (Guardian) reveals a profound truth about relationships, and about our deep, abiding need to make sense of our world.

Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora and Denise. What will they reveal to each other?  And what does each of them have to hide? 

The Approach is a play about being human, an exploration of betrayal, and an appeal to listen before it’s too late.

The Approach will bring back to the stage ‘three of the finest performers of their generation’ (The Irish Times) - Cathy Belton, Derbhle Crotty and Aisling O’Sullivan - in what have been described as ‘breathtaking performances’ - ★★★★★ The Observer.

Wherever you are in the world, we hope you'll come together online with friends and family, to experience this wonderfully absorbing play for yourself.

Show Duration: 60 minutes
Download the Show Programme HERE.
Audio Description available HERE. For a downloadable transcript please visit this page.


Rave reviews have been rolling in for the live broadcasts of The Approach. 

‘Mark O’Rowe’s intricate, beautifully-acted play … it’s the kind of drama that could fuel a whole impassioned evening of dissection … remarkably invigorating theatre’ - The New York Times | Read review. 

‘For an hour I’d sat riveted to my laptop, watching the writer-director Mark O’Rowe’s 'The Approach' performed live from Dublin. Then the superb cast took its bow - The New York Times | Read review.

‘The Irish playwright Mark O’Rowe doesn’t bring his work to New York often, but when he does, the seats catch fire … live from Dublin on your computer screen, it’s a superb performance of The Approach.' - New York Magazine | Read review.

★★★★★ The Observer ★★★★★ The Arts Review ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ Sunday Times ★★★★ Whatsonstage ★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ Daily Mail ★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ Irish Examiner ★★★★ Sunday Business Post


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An audio description is available for this show here and a downloadable transcript is here. For patrons who are visually impaired, this Audio Described Introduction serves as a spoken programme. The audio describes the cast, their physical characteristics and costumes, the set, as well as a brief introduction to the play itself. The introduction plays for 4 minutes and 13 seconds and is also available in written form.


Landmark Live is a new online streaming platform from Landmark Productions, one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers. The company has toured internationally to leading theatres and festivals worldwide, including St Ann’s Warehouse, Irish Arts Center and BAM in New York; the Edinburgh International Festival; and the Barbican, Royal Opera House and the National Theatre in London.

These performances take place in association with Project Arts Centre and have been made possible by The Arts Council of Ireland. The international presentation at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York is supported by Culture Ireland.  Find out more about Landmark Productions.



Suitable for ages 14+