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Inspired by the revolutionary ideals of our founders and our rich canon of Irish dramatic writing, our mission is to imaginatively engage with all of Irish society through the production of ambitious, courageous and new theatre in all its forms. We commit to lead in the telling of the whole Irish story, in English and in Irish, and we affirm that the Abbey is a theatre for the entire island of Ireland and for all its people. In every endeavour, we promote inclusiveness, diversity and equality.

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Inspired by the revolutionary ideals of our founders and our rich canon of Irish dramatic writing, our mission is to imaginatively engage with all of Irish society through the production of ambitious, courageous and new theatre in all its forms. We commit to lead in the telling of the whole Irish story, in English and in Irish, and we affirm that the Abbey is a theatre for the entire island of Ireland and for all its people. In every endeavour, we promote inclusiveness, diversity and equality.

    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Lisa O'Neill The Great Hunger

    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Lisa O'Neill The Great Hunger

    The ridiculously talented Lisa O'Neill talks with Lisa Farrelly about finding her way into the drama of Patrick Kavanagh's The Great Hunger playing outside at IMMA on the grounds of The Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The two Lisa's discuss artistry, the loneliness of a sharp memory and lit candles that flicker with hope.

    Recorded on Monday 28 September 2020 at the Abbey Theatre.
    Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly
    Sound operator: Derek Conaghy
    Image Credit:
    04/2020 Broadcast 06/10/2020

    • 43 min
    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Caitríona Ennis

    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Caitríona Ennis

    Actor Caitríona Ennis talks with Lisa Farrelly about finding the heart of Emer in Corn Exchange & the Abbey Theatre's The Fall of the Second Republic, making the grade and going to war for all her characters.

    Recorded on Wednesday 4 March 2020 at the Abbey Theatre.
    Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly
    Sound operator: Derek Conaghy
    03/2020 Broadcast 12/03/2020

    Photograph Credit Ros Kavanagh

    • 40 min
    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Annie Ryan, Andrew Bennett & Mark O'Halloran

    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Annie Ryan, Andrew Bennett & Mark O'Halloran

    A grand coalition of Corn Exchange memories, techniques and anecdotes make this podcast a rare recording gem. Mark O'Halloran leads artistic director & founder of The Corn Exchange, Annie Ryan, alongside collaborator, Andrew Bennett, in a conversation that captures twenty five years of their work, so far.

    Recorded on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at the Abbey Theatre.
    Interviewer: Mark O'Halloran
    Editor: Lisa Farrelly
    Sound operator: Conall Coleman
    02/2020 Broadcast 06/03/2020

    • 56 min
    Hansel and Gretel Directors Note

    Hansel and Gretel Directors Note

    Hansel and Gretel – Directors’ Note

    Written by directors Muireann Ahern and Louis Lovett

    Read by Bríd Ní Ghruagáin.

    An Irish National Opera, Theatre Lovett and Abbey Theatre Co-Production.



    Out of the Abbey:

    Navan, Solstice Arts Centre: Tues 18 Feb
    Kilkenny, Watergate Theatre: Thurs 20 Feb
    Wexford, National Opera House: Sat 22 Feb
    Cork, The Everyman: Tues 25 Feb
    Tralee, Siamsa Tíre: Thurs 27 Feb
    Limerick, Lime Tree Theatre: Sat 29 Feb
    Galway, Town Hall Theatre: Tues 3 Mar
    Longford, Backstage Theatre: Thurs 5 Mar
    Letterkenny, An Grianán: Sat 7 Mar

    For updates about audio described and captioned performances, text ACCESSARTS to 51444 or head to www.adiarts.ie for more information.

    • 6 min
    Audio Described Programme Notes: Hansel and Gretel

    Audio Described Programme Notes: Hansel and Gretel

    Audio Described Programme notes for Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck at the Abbey Theatre.

    Welcome to the introductory notes for Hansel and Gretel, by Engelbert Humperdinck.
    This opera is presented by the Abbey Theatre, Irish National Opera and Theatre Lovett.

    It is directed by Muireann Ahern and Louis Lovett.

    The score was arranged by Richard Peirson who plays piano and conducts the opera.

    The Set and Costume Designer is Jamie Vartan.

    Lighting Design is by Sarah Jane Shiels.

    The Video Designer is Jack Phelan.


    The introductory notes for Hansel and Gretel were prepared by Bríd Ní Ghruagáin.

    Introductory Notes and Audio Description for this and many other productions is provided by Arts & Disability Ireland with support from The Arts Council.

    For updates about audio described and captioned performances, text ACCESSARTS to 51444 or head to www.adiarts.ie for more information.

    • 13 min
    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Jody O'Neill

    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Jody O'Neill

    For this podcast theatre makerJody O'Neill talks with Lisa Farrelly about creating her show What I (Don't) Know About Autism which is enjoying a sold out run on the Peacock stage. Jody talks about the perception, assumptions, and treatments that are associated with Autism and challenges, educates and celebrates Autistic identity.

    What I (Don't) Know About Autism
    Dublin, Peacock Theatre Sat 1 - Sat 8 Feb
    Cork, The Everyman: Tue 11 – Thu 13 Feb
    Bray, Mermaid Arts Centre: Sat 15 Feb

    Cast: Shay Croke
    Cast: Paula McGlinchey
    Cast: Jayson Murray
    Cast: Jody O'Neill
    Cast: Matthew Ralli
    Cast: Eleanor Walsh
    Writer: Jody O’Neill
    Producer: Melissa Nolan
    Director: Dónal Gallagher
    Choreographer: Cindy Cummings
    Set and Costume Design: Medb Lambert
    Lighting Design: Eoin Winning
    Composer and Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
    Stage Manager: Cian Mulhall
    Assistant Stage Manager: Shannon Cowan
    PR: Dairne O’Sullivan

    Funded by the Arts Council and Wicklow County Council with the support of The Everyman, the Abbey Theatre, Mermaid Arts Centre, AsIAm, Fishamble New Play Company, Rough Magic Theatre Company, KCAT and Triple A Wicklow.

    Recorded on Tuesday 4 February 2020 at the Abbey Theatre.
    Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly
    Sound operator: Derek Conaghy
    01/2020 Broadcast 07/02/2020

    Irish Independent Article Health & Well Being Courtesy Irish Independent 03/02/20

    Photo Emily Quinn (C)

    • 37 min

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