Neil Murray

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The original broadway cast of Come From Away.

Here we are, come from away, east of London in the middle of nowhere, really. This was once a cotton mill by the Lee canal, and is now a complex of bu(...)

Phillip McMahon and Rachel O’Riordan’s  new play, ‘Come on Home’, runs in the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage  from July 13th to August 4th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost 20 years ago, the writer and director Phillip McMahon took a year out to travel, to discover and to party. For a young gay man of 20, it was a (...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Neil Murray: I really loved ‘Derry Girls’. I thought it was brilliantly done

Current favourite book I’m reading A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2015. It’s a Jamaican novel lo(...)

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

In 1910, George Bernard Shaw wrote a short comedy called The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, which was to be performed as a fundraiser for a campaign to est(...)

Deirdre Kinahan: “People ask ‘How do you feel about being on the main stage?’ I say bring it on.” Photograph: Shane Cowley

It is two years since the Abbey Theatre began its programme to commemorate the centenary of 1916, ushering in a new gender consciousness in Irish thea(...)

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

The door of the Abbey directors’ office opens to reveal an almost touchingly Dickensian sight. Graham McLaren, still recuperating from flu, is holding(...)

Willie White of the Dublin Theatre Festival: asked whether he was aware of any similar allegations of abusive behaviour in the Irish theatre world, he said: “I simply don’t know.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The directors of Ireland’s leading theatres and theatre organisations have joined together to issue a statement condemning sexual harassment and abuse(...)

Jimmy’s Hall is a theatrical adaption of the screenplay written by Paul Laverty for the 2014 Ken Loach film.

The Abbey Theatre will stage its first ever premiere outside Dublin when it hosts Jimmy’s Hall in Co Leitrim. The play about Jimmy Gralton, the only(...)

 Graham McLaren and Neil Murray,  directors of the Abbey Theatre, hope to fire up the Peacock again, with a new programme of plays. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Abbey Theatre has announced a programme of 20 productions for the Peacock, the National Theatre’s problematic studio space. The venue is describe(...)

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