World Book Day 2015: The Damien Molony Collection


To celebrate World Book Day, we’ve gathered together a collection of books related to Damien’s projects – play texts, short stories, poems, and more!

Check them out below, click on the links for more info on each project.


Play Texts

playtexttispity1‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, by John Ford
Damien played Giovanni
West Yorkshire Playhouse UK, May 2011


playtextTL1Travelling Light, by Nicholas Wright
Damien played Motl / Nate
The National Theatre and UK tour January – June 2012


playtextIYDLUD1If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep, by Anders Lustgarten
Damien played Workman/Jason/Ray
The Royal Court Theatre, 15 Feb – 9 March


playtextTBOAA1The Body Of An American, by Dan O’Brien
Damien played Dan O’Brien and various
The Gate Theatre 16 January – 8 February and the Royal & Derngate 27 February – 8 March 2014


playtextTHP1The Hard Problem, by Tom Stoppard
Damien is playing Spike
The National Theatre 21 January – 27 May 2015


Short Stories

shortstoryFPS1Sorry Please Thank You, by Charles Yu
Damien read First Person Shooter
WordTheatre at Adam Street in London 4 July 2012


Stay Awake, by Dan Chaon
Damien read St. Dismas
WordTheatre at Chatsworth House, 11 July 2012


Dark Lies The Island by Kevin Barry
Damien read Beer Trip to Llandudno As part of an ensemble performance
WordTheatre at Latitude Festival, 14 July 2012


The Hill Bachelors, by William Trevor
Damien read the titular short story The Hill Bachelors
BBC Radio 4, 3 June 2013


Six Shorts 2014: The finalists for The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Damien read Othello by Marjorie Celona
WordTheatre at 2014 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Awards, Foyles Bookshop, London, 3 April 2914


It’s Beginning To Hurt, by James Lasdun
Damien read The Woman At The Window at ‘Heart Strings: Bittersweet Love Stories’
WordTheatre at St.James Theatre, 30 Sept 2014


Where is Here, by Joyce Carol Oates
Damien read Angry at ‘Heart Strings: Bittersweet Love Stories’
WordTheatre at St.James Theatre, 30 Sept 2014



poetryforwardprizes2014 poetrywar


The Forward Book of Poetry 2014, by Various Poets
War Reporter by Dan O’Brien
Damien read The War Reporter by Dan O’Brien and The Coal Jetty by Sinéad Morrissey
WordTheatre at the 2013 Forward Prizes for Poetry, Southbank Centre, 1 October 2013


The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
Damien was the actor reader on BBC Radio 4 ‘Poetry Please’
‘Yeats special’ 31 August 2014 reading He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven, The Host of the Air, Easter 1916, An Irish Airman Forsees His Death, The Wild Swans at Coole and Extract from Under Ben Bulben. ‘Bubble and Squeak’ 5 February 2015 reading ‘Sailing to Byzantium’


Audio Books

Raven by Jeremy Burnham and Trevor Ray
Damien narrates the 5 CD audio book
Fantom Films, released 24 December 2014



Kill Your Friends by John Niven
Damien will appear as Ross in the feature film adaptation
September 2015


The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
Damien played James Clifford and Niall
Roddy Doyle’s radio adaptation on BBC Radio 4, 15 December 2013


All of the above publications can be purchased via our Amazon shop.
(a small portion of proceeds goes to us and helps towards and running costs.)

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