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The Abbey Theatre’s founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to ‘bring upon the stage the deeper thoughts and emotions of Ireland’. Today in our 110th anniversary year that mission is alive and well. Our ambitious artistic programme of classic Irish drama to new Irish writing holds a mirror up to Irish society. Over the years, the Abbey has nurtured and premiered the work of major Irish playwrights such as Marina Carr, Frank Mc Guinness, Tom Murphy and a new generation of writers such as Richard Dormer, Stacey Gregg, Nancy Harris and Elaine Murphy. We nurture a new generation of Irish artists through our artistic development programmes and commitment to discovering new acting, writing and directing talent. We bring the magic of theatre into Irish class-rooms and communities through our education programme to ensure the Irish theatre tradition is progressed for generations to come.

The Abbey Theatre’s founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to ‘bring upon the stage the deeper thoughts and emotions of Ireland’. Today in our 110th anniversary year that mission is alive and well. Our ambitious artistic programme of classic Irish drama to new Irish writing holds a mirror up to Irish society. Over the years, the Abbey has nurtured and premiered the work of major Irish playwrights such as Marina Carr, Frank Mc Guinness, Tom Murphy and a new generation of writers such as Richard Dormer, Stacey Gregg, Nancy Harris and Elaine Murphy. We nurture a new generation of Irish artists through our artistic development programmes and commitment to discovering new acting, writing and directing talent. We bring the magic of theatre into Irish class-rooms and communities through our education programme to ensure the Irish theatre tradition is progressed for generations to come.
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The Abbey Theatre’s founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to ‘bring upon the stage the deeper thoughts and emotions of Ireland’. Today in our 110th anniversary year that mission is alive and well. Our ambitious artistic programme of classic Irish drama to new Irish writing holds a mirror up to Irish society. Over the years, the Abbey has nurtured and premiered the work of major Irish playwrights such as Marina Carr, Frank Mc Guinness, Tom Murphy and a new generation of writers such as Richard Dormer, Stacey Gregg, Nancy Harris and Elaine Murphy. We nurture a new generation of Irish artists through our artistic development programmes and commitment to discovering new acting, writing and directing talent. We bring the magic of theatre into Irish class-rooms and communities through our education programme to ensure the Irish theatre tradition is progressed for generations to come.

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Episodes

Abbey Talks Series: Other Voices: Rev. Bernárd J. Lynch: Come on Home

7/24/2018
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The Reverend Bernárd J. Lynch talks with Lisa Farrelly about Phillip McMahon's Come on Home on the Peacock Stage, coming out as a gay cleric and how the history that produces us can never be given away. Come on Home is directed by Rachel O'Riordan and runs on the Peacock Stage until 4 August 2018. Recorded: Sunday 22 July 2018 in the the Abbey rehearsal room. Broadcast: Wednesday 25 July 2018. Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Guru: Derek Conaghy EP 012/2018

Duration:00:53:22

A Stor Mo Chroi

7/18/2018
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The Jimmy's Hall company, led by Michael John McCarthy, recorded three of the tracks from this production; A Stor Mo Chroi, Bean Phaídín and Faithful Departed. Jimmy's Hall is adapted from Paul Laverty's film script, directed by Graham McLaren. Recorded in Open Door Studios, Limerick by Joe Mulcahy.

Duration:00:05:58

Bloomsday with Dermot Bolger & Ferdia MacAnna

6/18/2018
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The Abbey Theatre's James Hickson invites Dermot Bolger and Ferdia MacAnna to discuss that unbreakable book by James Joyce, the challenges of condensing that expansive odyssey for the stage and the humanity, forgiveness and humour present in the novel that matures with you on every visit. Recorded on the Abbey Stage on Bloomsday 16 June 2018. Talks Facilitator: James Hickson. Editor: Lisa Farrelly Edited for time duration and sound quality.

Duration:00:56:56

Talks Archive: Vicky Featherstone Cyprus Avenue 2016

5/16/2018
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Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, Vicky Featherstone talks to Lisa Farrelly about directing Cyprus Avenue, the alchemy of writers and the brilliance of David Ireland. (Part 1 / Part 2 pending) Sound Operator Ben Delaney 04.02.2016 Edited for noise & lisa farrelly's (Ex)Plosive booming laugh(c)160518

Duration:00:28:33

Talks Archive: David Ireland Cyprus Avenue 2016

5/16/2018
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The Mis-Identification of David Ireland: Writer of Cyprus Avenue David Ireland talks Irishness, audiences and authority; alongside Gods, Devils and David Mamet. Taken from the Abbey Talks Archive 2016, Edited for noise & interuptions 160518

Duration:00:32:10

Abbey Talks Series: The Pride of Abbey Street: Aisling Mooney

3/28/2018
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After twelve years working in the powerful darkness of the Abbey Stage, Technical Director Aisling Mooney talks with Lisa Farrelly about landing in the national theatre for the first time, flying Irishmen and the satisfying accounting of a life in theatre. Recorded: Friday 23 March 2018 at the Abbey Theatre. Broadcast: Wednesday 28 March 2018. Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly. Sound Guru: Ben Delaney & Derek Conaghy(It takes a village) EP 08/2018.

Duration:00:55:41

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Clare Barrett

3/21/2018
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Clare Barrett talks to Lisa Farrelly about her beginnings in theatre, fear of going full time and the thrill of working all the livelong day. Recorded: Tuesday 20 March 2018 at the Abbey Theatre Broadcast: Wednesday 21 March 2018 Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Guru: Derek Conaghy EP 07/2018

Duration:00:54:30

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Catherine Byrne

3/16/2018
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Catherine Byrne talks to Lisa Farrelly about her beginnings in the Abbey Theatre, the highs and lows of working in the industry and her timely return in The Unmanageable Sisters. Recorded: Tuesday 13 March 2018 at the Abbey Theatre Broadcast: Friday 16 March 2018 Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Guru: Derek Conaghy EP 06/2018

Duration:00:41:32

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Richard Clements

12/1/2017
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Fresh from playing Jimmy Gralton in Jimmy's Hall actor Richard Clements talks stage frights in Let The Right One In, sleeping with the light on and the genuine terror of being a parent. Tracks included in this recording are 'I don't want to lose you now' & 'Hurricane' written and performed by Richard Clements. Let The Right One In: The National Theatre of Scotland by arrangement with Marla Rubins Productions Ltd and Bill Kenwright in Association with the Abbey Theatre. Recorded: Friday 1...

Duration:00:17:42

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Hamnet post-show

10/6/2017
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Hamnet post-show discussion with actor Ollie West, director (& actor) Bush Moukarzel and dramaturg (& dad) Michael West with Dublin Theatre Festival Talking Theatre host Thomas Conway. [Includes plot spoilers] Recorded on 5 October 2017 Peacock Theatre. This post show discussion is part of Talking Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Hamnet is a Dead Centre and Abbey Theatre co-production

Duration:00:27:13

Abbey Talks Series : Meet the Makers: Amanda Coogan

9/18/2017
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Performance based visual artist Amanda Coogan talks with Lisa Farrelly about Teresa Deevy's Katie Roche and appropriating The King of Spain's Daughter for the Dublin Fringe as Talk Real Fine Just Like a Lady with Dublin Theatre of the Deaf playing at the Peacock theatre during ISL awareness week, 19 - 23 September 2017. Recorded on Thursday 7 September at the Abbey Theatre Broadcast: Tuesday 19 September Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly. Transcribers: Mary Sheehan & Lisa Farrelly Sound...

Duration:00:49:22

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Craig Connolly: Jimmy's Hall

8/14/2017
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Podcast Short: Actor Craig Connolly talks about his approach to research, the process of acting and the selective histories of hidden Ireland. Podcast short Triple Play/Part Three Recorded on Wednesday August 9 at the Abbey Theatre Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Guru: Derek Conaghy

Duration:00:10:12

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Catherine Bell: Jimmy's Hall

8/14/2017
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Podcast Short: Musician & actor Catherine Bell talks about the experience of working on Jimmy's Hall in Dublin and in Leitrim, the strength of the ensemble and the reinvention of Charles Bukowski. Podcast short Triple Play/Part One Recorded on Thursday August 10 at the Abbey Theatre Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Guru: Derek Conaghy

Duration:00:12:20

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Emma Donoghue

7/7/2017
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Writer Emma Donoghue talks with Lisa Farrelly about Room at the Abbey Theatre about collaboration, imagination and the inheritance of multiple library cards. Room: An Abbey Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East co-production in association with National Theatre of Scotland and Covent Garden Productions Recorded Friday 7 July 2017 at the Abbey Theatre. Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound: Ben Delaney (Edited for lisa's wheeziness)

Duration:00:36:08

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Rory Nolan

5/8/2017
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From Pozzo to Falstaff to Ross O'Carroll Kelly, actor Rory Nolan chats with Talks Coordinator Lisa Farrelly about his approach to Beckett, to character and the serious business of comedy. He talks of his beginnings in theatre, graduating straight to the stage and the RO'CKy road to #WaitingForGodot. The Druid Production of Waiting for Godot, directed by Garry Hynes, plays at the Abbey Theatre until 20 May 2017. Recorded at the Abbey Theatre on 3 May 2017 Sound Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound...

Duration:00:36:52

Rough Magic Panel Talk: Feminism, Artists & Activism: Máirin Johnston: Part Two.

4/15/2017
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Rough Magic presents Feminism, Artists & Activism from 1971 to the present day. Part Two. A look at the journey Irish feminism has taken since the contraceptive Train with Máirin Johnston one of the original members of the 1971 Contraceptive Train. Recorded at the Abbey Theatre Friday 14 April 2017 as part of Rough Magic events. Sound Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Operator: Ben Delaney [Edited for applause and changeover of guest speaker]

Duration:00:18:43

Rough Magic Panel Talk: Feminism, Artists & Activism Part One

4/14/2017
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Rough Magic presents Feminism, Artists & Activism from 1971 to the present day. A look at the journey Irish feminism has taken since the Contraceptive Train. Speakers include Paula Meehan(Poet and Artists’ Repeal the 8th), Lian Bell(Designer and Waking the Feminists),Tara Flynn(writer & actor), Sen. Alice Mary Higgins, actor Clare Barrett on behalf of writer Noelle Brown and Anna Cosgrave (Repeal the 8th Activist). Running Order & time check: Introduced by Caroline Williams, producer,...

Duration:00:51:11

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Hugh O’Conor: Arlington

2/21/2017
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Podcast interview with actor Hugh O’Conor from Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival's Arlington. Written & directed by Enda Walsh, choreographed by Emma Martin and playing on the Abbey Stage until 25 February 2017. Recorded at the Abbey Theatre on 18 February 2017. Interviewer & Sound Editor: Lisa Farrelly. Sound Operator: Derek Conaghy.

Duration:00:32:30

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Oona Doherty: Arlington

2/17/2017
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Podcast interview with award winning dance artist Oona Doherty from Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival's Arlington. Written & directed by Enda Walsh, choreographed by Emma Martin and playing on the Abbey Stage until 25 February 2017. Recorded at the Abbey Theatre on 15 February 2017. Interviewer & Sound Editor: Lisa Farrelly. Sound Operator: Derek Conaghy.

Duration:00:31:05

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Anna Karenina

1/13/2017
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Abbey Talks Series: Podcast Shorts(Part 1 of 2) Cast members from Anna Karenina discuss a life in theatre, the consequences of correspondence and the secret history of the Abbey Theatre. FYI: Spoiler Alert. Plot revelation from five minute mark. Sound Op: Derek Conaghy/ Ed: Lisa Farrelly

Duration:00:13:23