The Tallest Man in The World

About the Show

By Ailis Ni Riain

Directed by Meghan Finn

Two men. One woman. Treacherously connected. Forever alone. A play about love, torment, memories and loss; suspended in a timeless place with only memories for company. Poetic, rhythmic and highly nuanced, a ‘trio’ for voices. The Tallest Man in the World was a finalist in the 2015 Eugene O’ Neill Playwright’s Conference.

The award-winning Irish Corcadorca Theatre Company presented the Irish premiere of The Tallest Man in the World as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival in 2013.


“…a psychologically intriguing play…” – The Irish Examiner 4* “A significant talent” – The Irish Times “Ní Ríain’s writing is superb” – The Irish Examiner “A thoughtful, intelligent and above all brave artistic voice.” – The Irish Theatre Magazine


“She was spirited and slight, Had her soul on her sleeve that night And I envied her ability To place one word after another Join them all up And sing of her luminous darkness. She’s smaller then I’d remembered her Shrunken somehow, No future left in her indolent eyes. Just a jangling of broken instruments, Broken melodies, Broken bones.”

Nov 10, 2017

312 West 36th Street / First Floor / New York, NY 10018