Boss Grady's Boys: "An emotional intensity, a theatrical fluidity, and a sense of humanity that are rare and very special."—Sunday Tribune
Prayers of Sherkin: "A luminously beautiful work ... It has a crystalline clarity in its language, a deeply compassionate interest in character."—Irish Times
White Woman Street: "Profound, amusing, and poetic, with a sure grasp of contemporary moods of displacement."—Observer
The Only True History of Lizzie Finn: "A first-rate piece of writing ... the simplicity and innocent beauty of the language give it depth and an elegiac quality."—Independent
The Steward of Christendom: "What takes one's breath away is the sheer beauty of Barry's writing. I venture to suggest that not even O'Casey or Synge wrote better than this ... An authentic Irish masterpiece."—Guardian
Sebastian Barry: "Cerebral and lyrical, he is the new crown prince of Ireland's majestic theatrical tradition."—Newsweek
Cerebral and lyrical, he is the new crown prince of Ireland's majestic theatrical tradition.