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St. Nicholas with Brendan Coyle

Bring the mature theatre lovers in your home to Chicago’s Goodman Theatre to see “Downton Abbey” star Brendan Coyle in the hit play “St. Nicholas” January 9-27, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

In the play “St. Nicholas,” a jaded Dublin theater critic abandons his ordinary life in pursuit of a beautiful young actress, and his desires lead him to strike an irreversible bargain with a band of modern-day vampires! Award-winner Brendan Coyle (“Mr. Bates” of “Downton Abbey,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “Paths to Freedom”) stars in this intimate thriller by playwright Conor McPherson.

Brendan Coyle, of course, is the slightly dark, brooding and mysterious valet Mr. Bates, who falls in and out of trouble on “Downtown Abbey.” In 1999, he won the Olivier Award for his performance in Conor McPherson’s “The Weir.” He also played the role of Robert Timmins in the BBC series “Lark Rise to Candleford.”

McPherson is “the finest English-language playwright of his generation” – The New York Times “Spellbinding…Brendan Coyle is excellent in this chilling vampire monologue” (Time Out London)

The Goodman Theatre is located at 170 North Dearborn Street in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. For tickets to see “St. Nicholas,” go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your “St. Nicholas” experience more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. The Lake Shore Café offers lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.