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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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Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Aaron Monaghan

10/19/2018
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DRUIDSHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III Druid in association with the Abbey Theatre Directed by Garry Hynes Aaron Monaghan talks with Lisa Farrelly about living with Richard, finding his way into this determined villain and the expectation of excellence in the creative arts. Recorded at the Abbey Theatre on Tuesday 16 October 2018 Broadcast Friday 19 October 2018 Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Guru: Derek Conaghy

Duration:01:00:34

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Gina Moxley

10/5/2018
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The Patient Gloria is a new work by Gina Moxley inspired by the 1965 films Three Approaches to Psychotherapy, also known as The Gloria Films. In this podcast Gina Moxley talks with Lisa Farrelly about finding the style of The Patient Gloria, the substance of therapy and the medieval misogyny alive and kicking in our own backyards. Recorded at the Abbey Theatre on Wednesday 3 October 2018 Broadcast Friday 5 October 2018 Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Guru: Derek Conaghy Image: Luca...

Duration:00:40:40

Jimmy's Hall Today Assembly: Abbey Theatre: Finale (live & uncompressed version)

8/29/2018
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Cast members from Jimmy's Hall sing Whitney Houston's I Want to Dance with Somebody: Sarah Madigan with Muiris Crowley, Bríd Ní Neachtain, Aindrias de Staic, Brian Gilligan, Bosco Hogan, Catherine Bell, Andrew Linnie & Ruth McGill performed for Jimmy’s Hall Today an assembly that addresses the realities of the deportation system as it operates in Ireland today. Curated & facilitated by Donal O'Kelly and hosted by the Abbey Theatre. Recorded live at the Abbey Theatre 27 August 2018 Podcast...

Duration:00:04:08

Jimmy's Hall Today Assembly: Catherine Young Dance(live & uncompressed version)

8/29/2018
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Catherine Young Dance initiated The Welcoming Project in 2016 as a way to foster cultural integration and social inclusion with Ireland's new communities. Through a common bond (the arts), the playing field is equal and a space is offered where people can come together, share their culture, their music, songs, dances, food and stories. A place where Irish people can be inspired to learn the cultures of others and where new communities have the opportunity to meet local Irish people....

Duration:00:18:04

Jimmy's Hall Today Assembly: Song for the Faithful Departed (live & uncompressed version)

8/29/2018
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Song for the Faithful Departed sung by Ruth McGill with Brian Gilligan, Andrew Linnie, Aindrias de Staic & Catherine Bell for Jimmy’s Hall Today assembly that addresses the realities of the deportation system as it operates in Ireland today. Curated & facilitated by Donal O'Kelly and hosted by the Abbey Theatre. Recorded live at the Abbey Theatre 27 August 2018 Podcast Editor: Lisa Farrelly/Sound Guru: Derek Conaghy

Duration:00:03:26

Jimmy's Hall Today Assembly: Abbey Theatre (Compressed version)

8/29/2018
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The Jimmy’s Hall Today assembly addresses the realities of the deportation system as it operates in Ireland today. For every person who comes to Ireland seeking refuge, the fear of deportation is deep. The assembly includes testimonies from international protection applicants and their supporters on how Department of Justice policy and procedures deeply affect their lives. It will also address the changes to detention and deportation procedures introduced by the International Protection Act...

Duration:01:33:52

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Vicki Manderson: Jimmy's Hall

8/23/2018
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In this latest podcast Lisa Farrelly talks with Movement Director Vicki Manderson about her process of collaboration, finding phrases that fit the shape of the feeling & keeping the plates spinning whilst dancing in the kitchen. Jimmy's Hall runs at the Abbey Theatre until 8 September charging on to Town Hall Theatre Galway for the 11 September and arriving at the Cork Opera House on the 18 September 2018. Recorded on Thursday 16 August 2018 at the Abbey Theatre Interviewer & Editor: Lisa...

Duration:00:49:07

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

Song for the Faithful Departed

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. Song for the Faithful Departed Vocals & Electric Guitar: Ruth McGill Shaker & Cajon: Brian Gilligan Piano: Andrew Linnie Bass: Alan Devally Tin Whistle: Catherine Bell Harmonica: Aindrias de Staic Recorded in Open Door Studios, Limerick by Joe Mulcahy.

Duration:00:03:23

Bean Phaídín

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. Bean Pháidín / Out On The Ocean Vocals: Bríd Ní Neachtain, Lisa Lambe & Company Bodhrán: Muiris Crowley Fiddle: Aindrias de Staic Guitar: Alan Devally Cajon: Brian Gilligan Bones: Bosco Hogan...

Duration:00:01:51

A Stor Mo Chroí

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. A Stor Mo Chroí Vocals: Lisa Lambe Piano: Richard Clements Fiddle: Aindrais de Staic Bass: Brian Gilligan Soprano Sax: Andrew Linnie Flute: Catherine Bell Choral Vocals: Rest of Company

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. EP11/2018

Duration:00:56:56

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Vicky Featherstone Cyprus Avenue 2018

6/1/2018
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Artistic Director of The Royal Court Vicky Featherstone talks with Lisa Farrelly about revisiting Cyprus Avenue in 2018, counter balancing issues across a diverse programme and sharing that responsibility across an array of commissions. Vicky discusses her fierce and rapid response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the act of having that conversation within the theatre industry which became The No Grey Area day of action held at The Court last October; its trigger, impact and aftermath. Sound...

Duration:00:33:01

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: Meet the Makers: Caitríona McLaughlin

5/2/2018
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Associate Director Caitríona McLaughlin talks with Lisa Farrelly about the scope of humanity in Marina Carr's On Raftery's Hill, the terms of survival and the active hope of written truths. Recorded: Monday 30 April 2018 at the Abbey Theatre. Broadcast: Thursday 3 May 2018 Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Guru: Ben Delaney EP 09/2018 [Broad spectrum of *Tourists: Britain/New Zealand/Australia/Midlands]

Duration:00:55:13

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 & lows of working in the industry and her timely return for the 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: Margaret Perry

2/22/2018
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Playwright Margaret Perry talks about sacred days of writing, parallel lives and the initial spark for her new work Porcelain debuting on the Peacock Stage. Porcelain is an Abbey Theatre Production running on the Peacock Stage until 10 March 2018. Recorded: Monday 19 February 2018 at the Abbey Theatre Broadcast: Thursday 22 February 2018 Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Guru: Derek Conaghy EP 05/2018

Duration:00:23:48