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Audio-described programme notes for the audio described performance of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a radical reboot of Dion Boucicault's The Octoroon.
Programme notes for the audio described performance of Portia Coughlan by Marina Carr.
Programme notes for the audio described performance of Faith Healer by Brian Friel.
The Pentagonal Dream Under Snow a single figure speaks with five separate male voices. The voices do not talk directly to one another and appear to be different people, but each is a strand of the whole man. Each voice tries to explain, justify
Programme notes for the audio described on-demand performance of The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder.
Did You Hear the One About the Irishman? is a painful love story divided by sectarianism, and punctuated by the tasteless racist jokes of an anti-Irish comedian. Allison’s family don’t want her to marry Brian, a Catholic whose brother is servi
An Triail is set in Ireland during the 1960s and deals with the pregnancy, and subsequent single motherhood, of a young woman, Máire Ní Chathasaigh. She is shunned by her family after becoming impregnated by Pádraig, a married man and a teacher
Set in the district court of Barrabeg, Co. Kerry, a judge presides over the case of a 13-year-old girl about to be sent to an Industrial School. A humane solicitor argues that young children need “kissing and caressing”, while the Mother Superi
The loss of traditional rural values in the West of Ireland is central to this play. The results of emigration from the region are no weddings and no children. Those left there are left to totter in to old age. But Sanbatch Daly, a descendant o
Set in the midst of the poverty, dirt and smells of the Liffey Lane tenements. Food and decent clothing are scarce, and illness common particularly among the children. But there is also kindness and decency, neighbours looking out for each othe
A one-act play set on a sunny afternoon on the north-west coast of Ireland. Pat Scully, a man of 60, stands at the open door of his house and looks out at this garden and the hill-side beyond. Over the course of the action his son John, his d
Programme notes for the audio described performance of What I (Don't) Know About Autism by Jody O'Neill
A comic tale of Irish village life centring on Thomas Coppinger, a stonecutter, and his wife Mary who states from the outset how much happier she would be in America. When two whales are beached during the night, and the villagers consider that
A dramatic exploration of the occult, the play features a seance in which Jonathan Swift's voice is projected though a medium, along with those of his two lovers, Stella and Vanessa. The Dublin Spiritualists' Association is about to hold a se
Programme notes for the audio described performance of iGirl by Marina Carr.
Jessica Traynor in conversation with Marina Carr, Olwen Fouéré and Caitríona McLaughlin. Recorded in the Abbey Theatre rehearsal room, September 27th 2021. Interviewer: Jessica Traynor Sound operator: Aidah Sama Image Credit: Barry McCall
The audio play of Last Orders at the Dockside by Dermot Bolger Last Orders at the Dockside follows the death of an elderly docker, as his friends gather in the local pub, The Dockside, to celebrate his life. Over the course of an evening awash
The audio play of Last Orders at the Dockside by Dermot Bolger Last Orders at the Dockside follows the death of an elderly docker, as his friends gather in the local pub, The Dockside, to celebrate his life. Over the course of an evening awash
Programme notes for audio described on-demand performance of Walls and Windows by Rosaleen McDonagh.
The ridiculously talented Lisa O'Neill talks with Lisa Farrelly about finding her way into the drama of Patrick Kavanagh's The Great Hunger playing outside at IMMA on the grounds of The Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The two Lisa's discuss artistry
Actor Caitríona Ennis talks with Lisa Farrelly about finding the heart of Emer in Corn Exchange & the Abbey Theatre's The Fall of the Second Republic, making the grade and going to war for all her characters. Recorded on Wednesday 4 March 2020
A grand coalition of Corn Exchange memories, techniques and anecdotes make this podcast a rare recording gem. Mark O'Halloran leads artistic director & founder of The Corn Exchange, Annie Ryan, alongside collaborator, Andrew Bennett, in a conve
Hansel and Gretel – Directors’ Note Written by directors Muireann Ahern and Louis Lovett Read by Bríd Ní Ghruagáin. An Irish National Opera, Theatre Lovett and Abbey Theatre Co-Production. Out of the Abbey: Navan, Solstice Arts Centr
Audio Described Programme notes for Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck at the Abbey Theatre. Welcome to the introductory notes for Hansel and Gretel, by Engelbert Humperdinck. This opera is presented by the Abbey Theatre, Irish Nati
For this podcast theatre makerJody O'Neill talks with Lisa Farrelly about creating her show What I (Don't) Know About Autism which is enjoying a sold out run on the Peacock stage. Jody talks about the perception, assumptions, and treatments tha
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