Terminus (play)

Terminus is a monologue play by Mark O'Rowe. Written entirely in rhyme,[1] the play follows three characters over the course of a single night in Dublin: a former schoolteacher (A), her lonely, estranged daughter (B), and a serial killer who has sold his soul to the Devil (C).[2]

Terminus by Mark O'Rowe Abbey Theatre Playscript.jpg
Written byMark O'Rowe
  • A (female)
  • B (female)
  • C (male)
Date premiered9 June 2007
Place premieredAbbey Theatre
Dublin, Ireland
Original languageEnglish

Terminus premiered at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin[3] on 9 June 2007,[4] before transferring to the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it won a Fringe First Award in 2008.[5] It was revived by the Abbey in 2009 and again in 2011 with an international tour.

Original castEdit

2011 Revival CastEdit


  1. ^ Zinoman, Jason (13 January 2008). "For Him, the Devil Is in the Rhymes". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  2. ^ Hurwitt, Robert (1 June 2013). "'Terminus' review: ABCs of gritty Dublin". SFGate. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  3. ^ Logan, Brian. "Terminus – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  4. ^ Singleton, Brian. "Terminus by Mark O'Rowe". Irish Theatre Magazine. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Terminus | Abbey Theatre". Abbey Theatre. Retrieved 18 November 2013.