Neil Murray

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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(...)

The Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A frank discussion about the lack of Irish actors and productions in the Abbey Theatre has taken place between theatre management and a representative(...)

Abbey directors: Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was a hell of a January for theatre people, with widespread recognition of low pay and often lousy conditions, as well as the lancing of the boil t(...)

Neil Murray, director of the Abbey Theatre: ‘Many of the people who signed that letter are friends. I see all of them as colleagues.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Abbey Theatre regrets “some within our artistic community” feel its change in production model “has contributed to their hardship”, an Oireachtas (...)

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards judges Paula Shields (centre), Catriona Crowe (second from right) and Ella Daly (far right) with, from far left, Gerard McNaughton and Ruth McCarthy of Tilestyle. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Abbey Theatre leads the way in nominations for the 22nd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, which were announced today. Co-productions account for t(...)

The Royal National Theatre in London: “A national theatre isn’t just an organisation that puts on plays. It is also a symbol.” Photograph: Scott E Barbour/Getty

They had Richard Eyre on the radio last week. BBC Radio 4’s PM programme brought in the former artistic director of the National Theatre in London to (...)

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