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Declan Conlon is one of Ireland’s most respected stage actors. He has played numerous roles in the Abbey Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of London, and frequently performs in film and television.

Declan’s work for the Abbey Theatre includes: The Fall of the Second Republic; Anna Karenina; Hedda Gabler; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Quietly (also toured to the Irish Repertory Theatre 2016, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, Soho Theatre, London and Irish Tour); The Hanging Gardens; Drum Belly; The House, Winner Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actor 2012; Terminus (national and international tour); Manchester Theatre Awards nomination for Best Actor 2011; The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant; A Whistle in the Dark; Famine; The Patriot Game; The Burial at Thebes; The Crucible; The Recruiting Officer; Julius Caesar; A Month in The Country, Winner Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor 2006; True West; The Hamlet Project; All My Sons; Henry IV (Part 1); Heavenly Bodies; What Happened Bridgie Cleary, and The Last Ones.

Other theatre work includes: To the Lighthouse; Come On Home; Nora; The Yalta Game; Juno and the Paycock; The Gigli Concert; An Enemy of the People; The Last Summer; The Book of Evidence (originally produced in conjunction with Kilkenny Arts Festival); The Importance of Being Earnest (Gate Theatre); Juno and the Paycock (Gaiety Theatre); The Sanctuary Lamp (b*spoke theatre company); Improbable Frequency and Copenhagen, Irish Times Theatre Award nomination for Best Actor 2002 (Rough Magic Theatre Company); Freefall and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Corn Exchange); Miss Julie, Greener and The Secret Garden (Landmark Productions); The Country (Arclight Productions); As You Like It; The Spanish Tragedy; La Lupa; The Mysteries and Henry VI (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Walls, The Ends of the Earth and The Machine Wreckers (National Theatre, London); Macbeth (West End); Our Country’s Good (Out Of Joint at the Young Vic and UK tour); Dancing at Lughnasa, nominated Best Supporting Actor UK Theatre Awards (Lyric Theatre, Belfast and Gaiety Theatre); Uncle Vanya (Lyric Theatre, Belfast).

Television work includes: Irish Crime Story; The Bailout; Mendoza in The Tudors (Showtime); Fair City; Amber; Raw; Trouble in Paradise; Proof; Bachelors Walk (RTÉ); Single Handed (RTÉ and ITV); Anytime Now; Dangerfield; The Family (BBC); Inspector Jury (IJ Productions); Hot House (Channel 4); Cromwell (Title Films).

Film credits include: God’s Creatures; Wastewater; We Ourselves; Sacrifice; My Name is Emily; Love Eternal; Calvary; Basket Case; Debris; Hereafter; The Trouble with Sex; Honest; All Souls Day; Roman Spring of Mrs Stone. Radio work includes The Burial at Thebes and The Hounds of the Baskerville.

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Review: FAITH HEALER, Lyric Hammersmith

Frank Hardy has a problem. He’s an Irish faith healer without faith in his power to heal. It comes, it goes and he only knows for sure when it is not going to happen. With his wife Grace and manager Teddy, their tour of Wales and Scotland in a battered van has seen his abilities steadily failing him. A last throw of the die sees him return to his homeland. What could go wrong?
Photos: First Look At FAITH HEALER At Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Production photos have been released for the major revival of Brian Friel’s powerful stage mystery Faith Healer, directed by Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. 
Photos: In Rehearsal for FAITH HEALER At Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Take a first look inside the rehearsal room of Faith Healer written by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Brian Friel and directed by the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s Artistic Director, Rachel O’Riordan.
Cast Set For FAITH HEALER at the Lyric Hammersmith

Full casting has been announced for the powerful Faith Healer, written by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Brian Friel and directed by the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan. Learn more about who is starring in the show here!
Abbey Theatre Presents World Premieres From Two of Ireland's Leading Playwrights Deirdre Kinahan and Mark O'Rowe

The Abbey Theatre has announced the world premieres of two new plays, from Irish playwrights Deirdre Kinahan and Mark O'Rowe. Appearing on the stages of Ireland's national theatre in Spring 2023, An Old Song, Half Forgotten by Deirdre Kinahan and Mark O'Rowe's adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen classic Ghosts, will both open in April. 
THE LIGHTHOUSE Returns For A Limited On-Demand Video Stream

Audiences will have another chance to watch this critically acclaimed major adaption from Marina Carr and directed for the stage by Annabelle Comyn as it returns for a limited on-demand video stream this spring.   
Royal & Derngate Announces World Premiere Of PIPPI LONGSTOCKING

Royal & Derngate announces another world premiere production, a musical staging of Pippi Longstocking, for the venue's Made in Northampton 2019 Christmas show. Meanwhile, the venue's 2018 Christmas production of The Worst Witch continues to tour the UK. Pippi Longstocking is adapted for the stage for the first time by Mike Akers from Astrid Lindgren's much-loved books, with original music by Stu Barker. It will be directed by The Wardrobe Ensemble's Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton who co-directed Education, Education, Education for Royal & Derngate in 2017.
Cast And Creative Team Confirmed For GHOSTS At Royal & Derngate

The full cast and creative team has been confirmed for Royal & Derngate's world premiere production of a brand new version by Mike Poulton of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece Ghosts, opening in Northampton in April. The cast will be led by Penny Downie, James Wilby, Declan Conlon and Pierro Niel-Mee, and the play is directed by Lucy Bailey with Mike Britton as designer, Oliver Fenwick as lighting designer and Richard Hammarton as sound designer and composer.
BWW Review: COME ON HOME feels the pulse of Ireland at The Abbey Theatre

Come on Home is a quintessentially Irish tale exploring the fragile yet resilient bonds of family against a backdrop of sexual intolerance, rejection and regret. Playwright Philip McMahon's new narrative dredges the murky waters of small-town Irish prejudice and presents it compassionately without bias or judgement.
Abbey Theatre Presents COME ON HOME By Phillip McMahon, Directed By Rachel O'Riordan

The Abbey Theatre presents Come on Home by Phillip McMahon (Town is Dead, RIOT), directed by Rachel O'Riordan (Artistic Director Sherman Theatre) on the Peacock Stage from 13 July - 4 August.
Last Chance To See Multi-Olivier-Award-Winning Production Of Jez Butterworth's THE FERRYMAN

Audiences have just six weeks left to see the critically acclaimed hit production of The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth in the West End. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions, The Ferryman will play its final performance at the Gielgud Theatre on 19 May 2018, prior to its Broadway transfer.
THE FERRYMAN Announces Final West End Performance and Broadway Transfer

Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions today confirm the final performance for the West End run of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, will take place at the Gielgud Theatre on 19 May 2018 prior to its Broadway transfer.
Photo Flash: First Look at the New Cast of THE FERRYMAN

Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions today release brand new images of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman featuring the new cast, marking their first week of performances in the West End.
New Casting Is Announced For THE FERRYMAN - Extending Again

Producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions today announce new cast members for The Ferryman. Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera, The Light Princess and London Road, National Theatre) will play Caitlin Carney, Owen McDonnell (Single-Handed, RTE/ ITV; Paula, BBC) will play Quinn Carney and Justin Edwards (The Thick of It, BBC; The Man Who Invented Christmas; The Death Of Stalin) will play Tom Kettle.
BWW Review: MY EYES WENT DARK at 59E59 Theaters is Intriguing Drama

My Eyes Went Dark, written and directed by Matthew Wilkinson, is now onstage at 59E59 Theaters. This emotional, thought-provoking drama is inspired by real-life events.The play is part of the annual Brits Off-Broadway festival that will be held at the 59E59 Theaters through July 2nd.
Matthew Wilkinson's Revenge Thriller MY EYES WENT DARK to Make U.S. Debut at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters will welcome the critically acclaimed MY EYES WENT DARK, written and directed by Matthew Wilkinson, to the 2017 Brits Off Broadway festival. Produced by 107group in association with Traverse Theatre and Cusack Projects Ltd, MY EYES WENT DARK begins performances on Wednesday, June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 2. Press Opening is Wednesday, June 14 at 7:15 PM.
59E59 Theaters Announces the 2017 BRITS OFF BROADWAY Lineup

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to announce the 2017 line-up for Brits Off Broadway, the critically acclaimed annual festival of New British Theater. Now in its 13th Season, Brits Off Broadway kicks off on Tuesday, April 4 and runs through Sunday, July 2.  Single ticket prices range from $25 - $70 ($20 - $49 for 59E59 Members).
Matthew Broderick Set for Irish Rep's Re-Opening Celebration Today

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the official re-opening of the new Irish Repertory Theatre, the New York home for Irish and Irish-American theatre.
Matthew Broderick Set for Irish Rep's Re-Opening Celebration

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the official re-opening of the new Irish Repertory Theatre, the New York home for Irish and Irish-American theatre.
Abbey Theatre's QUIETLY Extends at Irish Rep

Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with The Public Theater, announced an extension for the US premiere of the Abbey Theatre's production of QUIETLY.

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