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THEATRE FOR ONE Begins In-Person, Live Performances Tomorrow Photo THEATRE FOR ONE Begins In-Person, Live Performances Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2020

Performances of Theatre for One, the intimate theatrical experience that brings together one actor and one audience member, will start live, in-person performances tomorrow, December 18 at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. The limited engagement, produced by Landmark Productions, Octopus Theatricals, and the Abbey Theatre, will play December 18-23.

The Abbey Theatre in Partnership With Aware Presents ABBEY CALLING Photo The Abbey Theatre in Partnership With Aware Presents ABBEY CALLING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2020

This December, the Abbey Theatre will present Abbey Calling - a new initiative, bringing brilliant pieces of literature directly into the homes of those feeling isolated. A partnership with mental health charity, Aware, Abbey Calling sees 50 of Ireland's leading actors make up to 2,000 phone calls.

Irish Arts Center Announces Fall 2020 Season Photo Irish Arts Center Announces Fall 2020 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2020

Irish Arts Center (IAC), based in New York City and renowned for presenting the best in Irish and Irish-American arts and culture, today announced its Fall 2020 digital season, boldly expanding the organization's approach to connecting with remote audiences through powerful work and deeply engaging online courses and events. S

BWW Review: FLIGHTS, Omnibus Theatre Photo BWW Review: FLIGHTS, Omnibus Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 14, 2020

Flights looks into the hearts of three men whose lives in rural Ireland are not working out as they once hoped.

BWW Review: ONCE, Ashcroft Playhouse Fairfield Halls Photo BWW Review: ONCE, Ashcroft Playhouse Fairfield Halls
by Gary Naylor - Jan 10, 2020

Once shows all its crowdpleasing credentials in this new touring production with a tremendous cast doing full justice to its score and carrying a somewhat corny plot to a standing ovation curtain.

The Abbey Theatre Announces 2020 Season Photo The Abbey Theatre Announces 2020 Season
by Marianka Swain - Nov 28, 2019

Directors of the Abbey Theatre, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, today announced a wide range of projects for the Abbey and Peacock Stages and on tour in 2020 presenting a diverse, challenging and engaging programme for theatre audiences.

Writer Roddy Doyle Announces Live 2020 Tour 'Conversations With Roddy Doyle' Photo Writer Roddy Doyle Announces Live 2020 Tour 'Conversations With Roddy Doyle'
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2019

Fane have announced a live tour celebrating the prolific career of one of Ireland's best loved writers, Roddy Doyle. Conversations with Roddy Doyle will tour across the UK and Ireland in 2020 and will see Roddy discuss his work in an intimate and entertaining evening of sprawling conversation, with various special guest interviewers, beginning at HOME Manchester on Sunday 8th March 2020 and concluding at Belfast's Ulster Hall on Thursday 4th June 2020. Conversations with Roddy Doyle will take in a total of 10 dates across the UK and Ireland, tickets for all venues on sale from Thursday 14th November at www.fane.co.uk/roddy. Tickets for the dates at the National Concert Hall, Dublin and Southbank Centre, London are on sale now.

Everyman and Playhouse Announce Full Spring/Summer 2020 Season Photo Everyman and Playhouse Announce Full Spring/Summer 2020 Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2019

The first wave of casting has been announced for Jonathan Harvey's Our Lady of Blundellsands, as the Everyman & Playhouse announce their full 2020 spring summer season filled with new works, big titles, family fun and re-imagined stories.

THE COMMITMENTS Will Embark on 2020/21 UK and Ireland Tour Photo THE COMMITMENTS Will Embark on 2020/21 UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2019

Over 30 years since The Commitments first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle's best-selling novel, the world's hardest working and most explosive soul band are set to return to embark on a brand new 2020/2021 UK & Ireland tour, kicking off in September next year.

BWW Review: TWO PINTS - Reflection and Mirth at The Abbey Theatre Photo BWW Review: TWO PINTS - Reflection and Mirth at The Abbey Theatre
by Jini Rooney - Jul 1, 2019

Much like stepping into a pair of comfortable slippers, two amiable aul Irish gents meet regularly at their local watering hole. Each armed with a pint, they follow the same ritual (in no particular order): grumbling, swapping accounts of life events, discussing current affairs, daydreaming, counseling, reminiscing, philosophizing and idling in the comfortable silences in between. Roddy Doyle, influential Irish novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, has ubiquitously made his mark in literature, on screen, and on stage. Impressively, whilst Two Pints runs at The Abbey, his novel-adapted-into-play The Snapper is running concurrently at The Gate.

Santa Ana Sites Presents TWO PINTS From Abbey Theatre Photo Santa Ana Sites Presents TWO PINTS From Abbey Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2019

Santa Ana Sites, a program of Community Engagement, to stimulate positive social interaction in diverse communities through the performing arts, is pleased to present Sites #23. All the way from Dublin, Abbey Theatre's Two Pints brings wit and charm to a night out drinking, Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5 at The Red Room at Chapter One. 

Tara Erraught To Sing Marguerite In Pittsburgh Symphony's DAMNATION OF FAUST Photo Tara Erraught To Sing Marguerite In Pittsburgh Symphony's DAMNATION OF FAUST
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught to sing    Marguerite in Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra'S Damnation of Faust March 8-10 New York - International Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught will step in this week with the acclaimed Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall, where she will perform Marguerite in the symphony's March 8 and 10 concerts of Berlioz's Damnation of Faust.

Abbey Theatre's TWO PINTS To Transform The Pub At Chicago Shakespeare Photo Abbey Theatre's TWO PINTS To Transform The Pub At Chicago Shakespeare
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2019

On the heels of an acclaimed tour to dozens of local pubs dotting the Irish countryside, Chicago Shakespeare Theater welcomes Abbey Theatre's Two Pints to The Pub at Chicago Shakespeare for a limited Chicago engagement, March 6-31, 2019. Written by Booker-Prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle and directed by Caitriona McLaughlin, the production invites audiences to pull up a stool in the Theater's intimate lobby gathering space for an immersive, site-specific theatrical experience, starring Liam Carney and Philip Judge. Over the course of a few rounds, their characters' banter evolves into a wide-reaching and deeply revealing dialogue on life, loss, and vegetarianism-hailed 'achingly, breathtakingly funny' by The Sunday Independent.

The Abbey Theatre Announces Details Of The 2019 Season Photo The Abbey Theatre Announces Details Of The 2019 Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2018

Over the last two years, the Abbey Theatre has welcomed close to 300,000 audience members to 97 productions and events, not only at the Abbey Theatre, but also in pubs, theatres and venues across Ireland and beyond.

SHAME Returns To The Abbey Theatre Photo SHAME Returns To The Abbey Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Nov 22, 2018

Pom Boyd and Seán Millar's Shame returns to the Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre this December following a sell-out run in this year's Dublin Fringe Festival. Nominated for three Fringe awards, Shame has been described by critics as 'dissenting and triumphing' and 'a theatrical punk performance like no other.'

Cast + Tour Announced For Clean Break / Theatr Clwyd's THICK AS THIEVES By Katherine  Photo Cast + Tour Announced For Clean Break / Theatr Clwyd's THICK AS THIEVES By Katherine Chandler
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2018

Polly Frame and Siwan Morris have been cast in the roles of Gail and Karen in Thick as Thieves, a new play from Wales Drama Award winning playwright Katherine Chandler.

The London Film Festival Announces Full Lineup, Opening with European Premiere of Ste Photo The London Film Festival Announces Full Lineup, Opening with European Premiere of Steve McQueen's WIDOWS
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 30, 2018

The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express¬ģ today announces its full programme, featuring a diverse selection of 225 feature films from both established and emerging talent. This 12-day celebration of cinema illustrates the richness of international filmmaking, with films to delight and entertain audiences, and also films that probe and interrogate issues of significance.

Roddy Doyle's TWO PINTS Returns to Pubs Around the UK Photo Roddy Doyle's TWO PINTS Returns to Pubs Around the UK
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2018

After last year's sell-out tour of pubs across Ireland, the Abbey Theatre's Two Pints by Roddy Doyle is back for another round stopping off at pubs in Ireland and the UK. Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin, Two Pints will head back on the road in August and September. The tour kicks off in The Flowing Tide on Lower Abbey Street in Dublin, before performances in Carlow, Louth, Longford, Derry, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland.

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2018-19 Seas Photo The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2018-19 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2018

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis announces its 17th season of performing arts, filled with the leading artists in music, dance and theater alongside a powerful group of speakers. The season begins on September 22, 2018, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and concludes June 2, 2019, with the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang debuting a new work by composer Samuel Carl Adams.

Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH- Now in Previews! Photo Meet the Cast of THE ICEMAN COMETH- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 23, 2018

The Iceman Cometh begins previews tonight at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!

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