Organisation: Abbey Theatre
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Cork Opera House has recorded a profit for the fifth consecutive year.
Thu, 07 Sep, 2017
Waterford woman Teresa Deevy was acclaimed as one of the nation’s best playwrights. So why has she faded from memory, asks
Tue, 29 Aug, 2017
As Donald Trump’s blatant misogyny is rewarded by the US electorate, there is hope in the achievements of movements such as Waking the Feminists, says.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2016
Mon, 15 Aug, 2016
Renowned playwright Frank McGuinness talks toas his very first play is set to grace the Everyman stage this month
Wed, 06 Jul, 2016
A founder actress of the Abbey Theatre, Maire Nic Shiubhlaigh spent Easter 1916 in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory with Tom MacDonagh, writes her grandnephew
Fri, 29 Apr, 2016
The revamped version of The Jungle Book is the big draw at cinemas this weekend, and both trailer and early reviews suggest it’s well worth seeing.
Fri, 15 Apr, 2016
Leaving the Church behind him, Thomas MacDonagh found a new calling almost by accident, writes
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
Ben Barnes has assembled an impressive cast for the Irish premiere of a play by Eugene O’Neill, writes
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
The blackly comedic talents of veteran actor Stephen Rea may be the best vehicle for a play exploring Ulster loyalist identity, says
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016
Tue, 26 Jan, 2016
Arts Minister Heather Humphries’ Protestant background will help make the 1916 commemoration events more inclusive, the Minister for Finance said yesterday.
Tue, 19 Jan, 2016
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
Tue, 01 Dec, 2015
The writer Jennifer Johnston once lamented that ‘no one seems to like my plays’.
Fri, 13 Nov, 2015
The Director of the Abbey says the theatre is committed to putting on more plays written by women.
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
The Abbey Theatre has announced it will hold a ‘Waking the Feminists’ debate on Thursday after acknowledging that its programme of events for early 2016 “does not represent gender equality”.
Tue, 10 Nov, 2015
The late Brian Friel should have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, according to the director of the Abbey Theatre.
Thu, 29 Oct, 2015
Carmel Winters’ latest play explores how new communities are created when people are displaced by conflicts and war, says.
Fri, 21 Aug, 2015
Cash allocated to Irish arts organisations from the Arts Council remains relatively similar to 2014 — satisfying the majority of groups.
Sat, 10 Jan, 2015
In 1982, the country was stunned by a series of scandals. Taoiseach Charles J. Haughey inspired the sobriquet “GUBU” in describing one but a truly grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented event went essentially unnoticed in Kerry.
Fri, 14 Nov, 2014
The Abbey Theatre last year swung back into strong profit after slashing costs by €2m.
Fri, 31 Oct, 2014
The Abbey has marked William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday by producing Twelfth Night, says Pádraic Killeen.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
A UK-based management consultancy firm has been appointed by the Arts Council to carry out a review of the operations of the Abbey Theatre.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2014
It is incongruous that the debate on Government funding of arts should intensify just as acute hospitals’ budgets are cut — again — by tens of millions.
Sat, 01 Feb, 2014
THE fallibility of memory is one of the themes of Shelagh Stephenson’s play, The Memory of Water, which opens at Cork’s Everyman Theatre this evening and runs until Nov 23. This Theatre Royal production, directed by artistic director, Ben Barnes, is about three sisters on the eve of their mother’s funeral.
Tue, 19 Nov, 2013
Box offices successes including George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara and Frank McGuiness’s dramatisation of The Dead by James Joyce at the Abbey Theatre are expected to contribute to the theatre producing a profit of €250,000 this year.
Fri, 08 Nov, 2013
The Arts Council yesterday announced that it is to carry out a major root and branch independent review of the operations of the Abbey Theatre.
Thu, 07 Nov, 2013
IT’S been a rare Irish summer of glorious sunshine and so the Gate Theatre’s new production of A Streetcar Named Desire couldn’t arrive at a more apt time.
Mon, 22 Jul, 2013
Elaine Murphy explores women’s issues in her new play on the national stage, writes Pádraic Killeen
Wed, 05 Jun, 2013
Tributes have been paid to Vincent Dowling, the former artistic director of the Abbey Theatre, who has died.
Sat, 11 May, 2013
The Abbey Theatre last night confirmed it has agreed to pay Nigerian playwright Bisi Adigun and his theatre company €200,000 for copyright infringement.
Sat, 02 Feb, 2013
Liz Roche combines film and dance to explore the mind-body connection, writes Pádraic Killeen
Fri, 25 Jan, 2013
IN 1993 Michael D Higgins, then Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, took the fateful decision to re-institute the Irish Film Board, the national film development agency, which had run briefly between 1980 and 1987.
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013
Joe Dowling is back at the Abbey to direct an adaptation of James Joyce’s classic short story The Dead. He talks to Pádraic Killeen
Wed, 05 Dec, 2012
The Abbey Theatre last year plunged into the red due to restructuring costs and a 12% drop in box office receipts to record a loss of €340,196.
Sat, 24 Nov, 2012
The Abbey Theatre in Dublin has purchased a building adjacent to its existing theatre to allow for its redevelopment.
Wed, 26 Sep, 2012
A new theatre housed in the €30m multi-purpose Tara building at Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College will open with the Abbey Theatre’s production of Sean O’Casey’s Plough and the Stars.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2012
Tom Murphy’s The House exposes the returning emigrant’s frail sense of place, says Pádraic Killeen
Thu, 21 Jun, 2012
JOHN BRENDAN KEANE is ten years dead today.
Wed, 30 May, 2012
IN 2005, Galway theatre company, Druid, revived six works by the Irish playwright JM Synge.
Tue, 22 May, 2012