“Sophisticated, rich … a production that positively dances. Excellent” **** – The Irish Examiner

A Dublin post-doctoral fellow with a clearly defined research programme and a hopelessly messy personal life finds himself checked by circumstances and hindered by censors, not to mention an inconvenient husband who happens to be his professor and mentor. In this comedy of errors and terrors, of palm-reading lap dancers and siren footballers, is there room for serious scholarship and high-flying cruising? Or is it just another June day in Dublin and environs?

Thesis played at the Civic Theatre Tallaght and the Belltable Arts Centre Limerick before receiving a very successful production in Serbia.  Co-produced by The Civic Theatre Tallaght.


“Captures Ireland far better than any of the lumbering efforts of recent times. Sophisticated, rich … a production that positively dances. Excellent” **** – The Irish Examiner

“a confident, intelligent and entertaining play from Gúna Nua … breathtakingly assured…” – Irish Theatre Magazine

“Cleverness bordering on brilliance … delightfully sharp and witty … punchy and playful…” – The Irish Times

Credits: Directed by David Parnell. Set Design by Laura Howe. Lighting Design by Mark Galione. Costume Design by Sinéad Cuthbert. Sound and Visuals by One Productions. Stage Director Tara Furlong. Assistant Stage Managers Astrid Linnie and Ciara Moran. Production Manager Conor Mullan. Produced by Bríd Dukes. CAST: Karen Ardiff, Anthony Brophy, Emma Colohan, Adam Fergus and David Heap. The Civic Theatre – Tallaght & The Belltable Arts Centre – Limerick.