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Theatregoers Phyl O’Farrell, Rian O’Farrell and Fay O’Farrell from Walkinstown, Dublin looking forward to the Abbey show on Monday evening. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

On the sunny evening of the summer solstice, 50 people go into the darkness of the Abbey Theatre to watch One Good Turn, a new play written by Úna McK(...)

Home: Part One – Brenda Fricker reading testimony from Patricia Breaden. Photograph: Ste Murray

HOME: PART ONE Streaming from the Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ You might recall that 10 years ago, during the fallout of a different commission invest(...)

Abbey will host Theatre for One - comprised of six five-minute plays by leading Irish playwrights. File photograph: Ros Kavanagh

A series of “test live performances” will begin next weekend in the National Concert Hall and the Abbey Theatre, the Minister for Arts and Culture Cat(...)

Abbey Theatre directors Graham McLaren and Neil Murray: Calling on the Government to “look again at the reopening of theatres both in light of our readiness and for the mental health and wellbeing of theatre-goers”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish theatre community has called on the Government to reconsider its plans to keep theatres closed, with the decision to keep them shut being de(...)

The Abbey Theatre is to mark the 100-year anniversary of Bloody Sunday with 14 productions representing the 14 civilians who were killed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Abbey Theatre in collaboration with the GAA is to mark the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday next November with a series of productions to be sta(...)

Dear Ireland: Edna O’Brien and Brendan Gleeson have been announced as among the artists taking part in the Abbey Theatre project. Photographs: Alan Betson and Rich Polk/Getty

Edna O’Brien, Brendan Gleeson, Blindboy and Enda Walsh are among the writers, performers and artists whom the Abbey Theatre has announced will partici(...)

 Rex Ryan in  The Ridleys, at the Peacock Theatre. Photograph:  Ste Murray

It was a dramatic year for theatre, bookended by two moments of crisis. The first played out in the full glare of public attention. The other, which i(...)

Ian Lloyd Anderson as Jack and Kate Stanley Brennan as Nora in The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Extensive touring with works, including Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints, sent box office receipts at the Abbey Theatre soaring to €3.29 million last year. Ac(...)

Abbey Theatre directors Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, who attended all meetings, along with their team. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Abbey Theatre has committed to reviewing pay rates for theatre workers in a report compiled in response to an open letter from more than 400 theat(...)

Abbey Theatre: the letter of protest now has the support of 425 theatre workers. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The first substantial meeting between Abbey Theatre management and theatre professionals is set to take place this afternoon, following January’s unpr(...)

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