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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: Dan Colley

    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Dan Colley

    Director Dan Colley talks with Phil Kingston about Collapsing Horse's devising process, artistic choices and challenging the imagination.

    Cast: Genevieve Hulme-Beaman & Manus Halligan
    Based on the short story by: Gabriel García Márquez
    Adapted for the stage by: Dan Colley, Manus Halligan and Genevieve Hulme-Beaman
    Directed by: Dan Colley
    Set and Props Design by: Andrew Clancy
    Lighting Design by: Sarah Jane Shiels
    Composition and Sound Design by: Alma Kelliher
    Photographs: Ste Murray

    Recorded on 12 December 2019 at the Abbey Theatre.
    Interviewer: Phil Kingston
    Editor: Lisa Farrelly
    Sound operator: Derek Conaghy
    19/2019 Broadcast 20/12/2019

    • 48 min
    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Marion O'Dwyer

    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Marion O'Dwyer

    Actor Marion O'Dwyer talks with Lisa Farrelly about all the roads that have lead her back to Inish; from shy beginnings to determined debutante, from Diceman days to the tenements of O'Casey, from Ballybeg to Broadway. Marion talks about working hard at being funny and the tricky balancing act of keeping a life on and off the stage.



    Recorded on Tuesday 10 December 2019 at the Abbey Theatre.
    Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly
    Sound operator: Derek Conaghy
    18/2019 Broadcast 13/12/2019

    [Edited for sneezes and Chekcoughs]

    Photo Malcolm McGettigan(C)

    • 55 min
    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Cal McCrystal

    Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Cal McCrystal

    Drama at Inish director Cal McCrystal talks with Lisa Farrelly about the freedom of directing, the limits of comedy and the pride & delight he takes in making people laugh.

    Recorded on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at the Abbey Theatre.
    Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly
    Sound operator: Derek Conaghy
    17/2019 Broadcast 19/11/2019
    Photo Malcolm McGettigan(C)

    • 53 min
    Abbey Talks Series: Other Voices: Paddy Daly

    Abbey Talks Series: Other Voices: Paddy Daly

    For the last order in the series of mini-podcasts, Docker Paddy Daly talks with writer Niamh Gleeson about the working conditions, sharp wit and everyday education of a lifetime on the dockside.

    Recorded at the Abbey Theatre Friday 4 October.

    The Abbey Theatre's Last Orders at the Dockside is a Dublin Port Commission and runs as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2019.

    Interviewer: Niamh Gleeson
    Podcast Editor: Lisa Farrelly
    Sound operator: Derek Conaghy

    16/2019 Broadcast 25/10/2019

    Edited for broadcast.

    • 24 min
    Abbey Talks Series: Other Voices: Paddy Nevins

    Abbey Talks Series: Other Voices: Paddy Nevins

    Former Docker Paddy Nevins talks with writer Niamh Gleeson about his forty eight years working on the docks, the dangers of working and the even more dangerous work of navigating a dating life. Paddy talks about being one of the last men on the job, the bond with the men and chasing the last ferry home,

    Recorded at the Abbey Theatre Thursday 3 October.

    The Abbey Theatre's Last Orders at the Dockside is a Dublin Port Commission and runs as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2019.

    Interviewer: Niamh Gleeson
    Podcast Editor: Lisa Farrelly
    Sound operator: Derek Conaghy

    15/2019 Broadcast 23/10/2019

    • 24 min
    Abbey Talks Series: Other Voices: Declan Byrne

    Abbey Talks Series: Other Voices: Declan Byrne

    Writer Niamh Gleeson talks with Declan Byrne of the Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society about his life working on the docks, the dangerous altruisim of smuggling and the luckiness of unstickable nicknames.

    Recorded at the Abbey Theatre Thursday 3 October.

    The Abbey Theatre's Last Orders at the Dockside is a Dublin Port Commission and runs as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2019.

    Interviewer: Niamh Gleeson
    Podcast Editor: Lisa Farrelly
    Sound operator: Derek Conaghy

    14/2019 Broadcast 16/10/2019

    • 15 min

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