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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:...

Duration:00:40:40

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: Nell McCafferty: Part Three

4/15/2017
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Rough Magic presents Feminism, Artists & Activism: Nell McCafferty: Part Three. A look at the journey Irish feminism has taken since the contraceptive Train with Nell McCafferty one of the founders of The Irish Women’s Liberation Movement and original member of the 1971 Contraceptive Train. Recorded at the Abbey Theatre, Friday 14 April 2017 as part of Rough Magic events. The Train, directed by Lynne Parker runs at the Abbey Theatre until 15 April 2017. Sound Editor: Lisa Farrelly/Sound...

Duration:00:15:32

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

4/15/2017
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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: Pat Kinevane

4/7/2017
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In this recording from 2012 theatre maker Pat Kinevane talks to friend and fellow actor Olwen Fouéré about the process of writing and developing Silent with Fishamble, the new play company. Pat Kinevane's Trilogy plays on the Peacock stage until 15 April 2017. Recorded on the 7 June 2012 at the Peacock Theatre. Sound Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Operator: Ben Delaney

Duration:00:25:50

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Louis Lovett & Michael West

3/16/2017
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Actor Louis Lovett talks with playwright Michael West about Corn Exchange's Dublin by Lamplight, his work with Theatre Lovett, learning technique, hiding technique and how to narrate your own story. Abbey Theatre presents Corn Exchange Dublin by Lamplight directed by Annie Ryan, written by Michael West in collaboration with the company. Louis Lovett image © Ros Kavanagh Recorded on 09 March 2017 at the Abbey Theatre. Edited by Lisa Farrelly. Sound Operator: Ben Delaney.

Duration:00:35:41

Abbey Talks Series: Enda Walsh & Mikel Murfi

3/2/2017
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Ballyturk writer and director Enda Walsh talks about the split second spin and disposable energy that fuels creativity with theatre maker and Ballyturk actor Mikel Murfi. Ballyturk is a Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival co-production in association with the Abbey Theatre. The world-class creative team includes set and costume design by Jamie Vartan, lighting design by Adam Silverman, sound design by Helen Atkinson with original music composed by Teho Teardo....

Duration:00:42:24

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

2/22/2017
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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 (P. 2)

1/23/2017
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Abbey Talks Series: In this second part of the latest podcast short interviews,Team Gregory talk with Lisa Farrelly about the oh so quiet first day at the Abbey Theatre, late night curtain calls and the one more minute early mornings.

Duration:00:14:50

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Anna Karenina

1/17/2017
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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

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Killian Donnelly

11/9/2016
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Actor Killian Donnelly talks to Artistic Director of Project Arts Centre Cian O'Brien about musical theatre in Ireland, England and #Donegal

Duration:00:46:50

Abbey Talks Series: Fiach Mac Conghail

10/14/2016
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On his last day as Director of the Abbey Theatre Fiach Mac Conghail talks to Lisa Farrelly about his tenure of almost 12 years at Ireland's national theatre. Sound Op: Ben Delaney/Editor: Lisa Farrelly 121016

Duration:00:40:40

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Carmel Winters

9/29/2016
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Award winning writer Carmel Winters talks with Lisa Farrelly about her latest play The Remains of Maisie Duggan, of new ways of seeing the familiar and staying put in the locked house of creativity. Podcast Editor: Lisa Farrelly / Sound Operator: Ben Delaney

Duration:00:44:44

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Donal Gallery

9/22/2016
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Podcast Shorts: Listen to actor Donal Gallery talk about younger Pyper, rejecting nature, embracing landscape and of nerve shredding life in the trenches. Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme is a co-production with Headlong, Citizens Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Extract from Birdsong By Sebastian Faulks. All rights reserved. Publisher: Random House.

Duration:00:18:35

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Jonny Holden

9/20/2016
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Podcast Shorts: Actor Jonny Holden talks about the fearless football crazy Crawford, unlikely friendships and reading between the lines of letters home. Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme is a co-production with Headlong, Citizens Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

Duration:00:13:21

Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Marcus Lamb

9/12/2016
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Podcast Shorts: Actor Marcus Lamb talks about his approach to character, magical thinking and the tortured soul of Christopher Roulston. Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme is a co-production with Headlong, Citizens Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

Duration:00:15:20