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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: Dermot Bolger & Peter Sheridan at The James Joyce Centre

10/11/2017
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Playwright Dermot Bolger discusses the virtual impossible task of adapting Ulysses for the stage with fellow writer Peter Sheridan. Recorded at The James Joyce Centre and broadcast with their kind permission on 10 October 2017. Sound operator and editor Lisa Farrelly. With thanks to Marty Gilroy & Mark Traynor at The Joyce Centre

Duration: 00:39:46


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: Caoilfhionn Dunne

9/11/2017
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Katie Roche's Caoilfhionn Dunne talks with Lisa Farrelly about playing the line of the eponymous role, the vision of director Caroline Byrne and free-falling for five years. oh and yes; How the fall of communism(may have)ruined state sponsored art. Recorded on Friday September 8 at the Abbey Theatre. Broadcast: Tuesday September 12 Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly. Sound Guru: Derek Conaghy.

Duration: 00:48:41


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: Sarah Madigan: Jimmy's Hall

8/14/2017
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Podcast Short: Jimmy's Hall actor Sarah Madigan talks about characters grounded in reality, the freedom of performance and one particular production that shook the ground beneath her feet. Podcast short Triple Play/Part Two Recorded on Thursday August 10 at the Abbey Theatre Interviewer & Editor: Lisa Farrelly Sound Guru: Derek Conaghy

Duration: 00:15:11


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


Abbey Talks Series: Meet the Makers: Killian Donnelly

11/8/2016
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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: Andy Kellegher

8/26/2016
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Podcast Shorts: Listen to actor Andy Kellegher talk about his approach to character, research and performing on the site of the battle of the Somme. Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme is a co-production with Headlong, Citizens Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

Duration: 00:11:19


Observe the Sons of Ulster - Interview with Director Jeremy Herrin

6/14/2016
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Jeremy Herrin talks to BBC Radio 4 about directing Frank McGuinness' iconic war play Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme.

Duration: 00:02:50

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