In September 2019, the Abbey Theatre will premiere This Beautiful Village by Abbey Theatre Associate Playwright Lisa Tierney-Keogh on the Abbey Stage. After 10 years writing in New York and heading up the American wing of Waking the Feminists, this marks the critically-acclaimed Irish playwright's debut at Ireland's National Theatre. (more...)
My Dad's Blind by Anna Sheils-McNamee is returning to the stage at the end of July. The WINNER of Best Production at the Dublin Fringe Festival Awards 2018 is coming to the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage as part of The Young Curators Festival, ahead of a national tour. (more...)
In March 2018, the Abbey Theatre issued the first ever call out for 18 - 25 year olds to help us to programme a two-week festival at the Theatre. Young Curators is a unique training ground for those with a passion for theatre. More than 120 people applied from all across the country. (more...)
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. (more...)
Who would have thunk a sociable gathering of inquisitive neighbours would turn into such a rollicking free-for-all?
One million Green Shield stamps. Fifteen delightful characters. A single winner - Ger Lawless. Fourteen family members & neighbours to help her paste the stamps in booklets to claim her prizes. Four outspoken sisters (1 spurned). Three tolerant daughters and one fabulously feisty mother-in-law. 130 minutes of rib-tickling comedy. (more...)
For its seventh year of offering plays by contemporary Irish playwrights to Portland audiences, Corrib Theatre announces a three-show season: Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan, James X by Gerard Mannix Flynn, and Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue. All three 2019-20 productions will be held at New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont St., Portland. (more...)
The Abbey Theatre announces further details about The Patient Gloria, a co-production with Irish artist, Gina Moxley, which receives its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. This critically acclaimed production, written by and featuring Gina Moxley, with direction by John McIlduff, will run at the Traverse Theatre from 1 until 25 August 2019. (more...)
Writer Dylan Coburn Gray, a keen and compassionate observer of human nature has created in Citysong a compelling narrative of a multigenerational family featuring pivotal moments in their lives. In 90 minutes he captures our imagination with dozens of joyous, tender and intimate family interludes.
Citysong resembles an enchanting symphony, with every element resonating with the living, breathing city of Dublin. Gray's hopeful script, Sarah Bacon's captivating set, Paul Keogan's eye-catching lighting, Adrienne Quartly's entrancing music and the highly accomplished cast combine to produce theatre magic. (more...)
A limited edition two LP yellow vinyl set of the original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY will be released on Friday, May 31. The vinyl will be available exclusively online and in store at Barnes and Noble. The vinyl lacquers were cut by Clint Holley at Well Made Music and the records were pressed at Memphis Record Pressing. David Lai, Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, Irene Sankoff and David Hein serve as album producers. (more...)
One Two, One Two have announced that they will debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer with their award-winning, box office hit, Everything I Do, at Summerhall from 31 July until 25 August 2019. (more...)
Hit musical Come From Away will extend its run in the West End until 15 February 2020. Telling the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them, the critically acclaimed production recently earned great success at the Olivier Awards, winning "Best New Musical", "Best Theatre Choreographer", "Best Sound Design" and "Outstanding Achievement in Music". (more...)
In this THEATREclub & Abbey co-production, 13 disgruntled millennials are intent on single-handedly annihilating capitalism. The set is the Absent Factory, a dystopian simulation of a Foxconn iPhone factory complete with production line and fuschia-lit control room. A motley crew of random homeless individuals are recruited to participate in a social experiment highlighting the injustices of capitalism. Impersonating Chinese factory workers at the Absent Factory they protest against the inhumane working conditions burning their own phones in defiance. The assembly line becomes a hijacked Speaker's Corner where the evils of capitalism are broadcast. (more...)
With the 2nd annual 'European Month of Culture NYC' as its backdrop, Origin Theatre Company will pay tribute to one of New York's most prominent arts and culture benefactors, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, at its annual Spring Gala on Monday May 20, at 6:30pm. Hosted by Mutual of America, 320 Park Avenue, the evening features a special performance by the iconic songstress Judy Collins, in honor of Tom Moran, beloved longtime leader of Mutual of America, who passed away in 2018. (more...)
Winner of the Verity Bargate Playwriting Award 2017, Dylan Coburn Gray's Citysong makes its world premiere on the Abbey Stage from 25 May – 8 June ahead of going Out of the Abbey to London's Soho Theatre, co-producers of Citysong, from 12 June – 6 July. (more...)
Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director) will present the American Premiere of The Mountains Look Different by Micheal mac Liammoir, hailed as 'a courageous play in which there is no beating about the bush' by The Christian Science Monitor. Performances will begin May 30th and continue through July 14th only at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for June 19th. (more...)
Dublin Based Theatre Collective THEATREclub, who are celebrating their tenth year, are set to make their debut on the Abbey Stage with It was easy (in the end). An Abbey Theatre and THEATREclub co-production, It was easy (in the end) opens at the Abbey Theatre on 26 April until 4 May 2019. Tickets from €13 including booking fee are on sale now from the box office. (more...)
Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciar n O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today special events and programming for the month of May as part of The Sean O'Casey Season, celebrating 30 years of Irish Repertory Theatre. May's events will include a screening of the biographical film Under the Colored Cap by Sean O'Casey's daughter, Shivaun O'Casey; an original concert of songs from O'Casey's plays; and two free scholar-led panels about O'Casey's life that will be livestreamed on Facebook. (more...)
I was prepared for controversial and shocking, for colourful language and violence. Yet the opening scene still had me reeling. Writer David Ireland clearly thrives on the taboo and no person or subject is immune.
A seemingly innocuous setting: the director's lounge. On the eve of rehearsals for a new play, a British director, Northern Irish playwright and American movie star gather to cement their collaboration. (more...)