Dublin

In recent years Dublin has suffered the effects of an economic downturn, including unemployment, emigration and the closure of many of its once bustling shops and restaurants. Housing is less expensive than it was during the booming Celtic Tiger years, from the late 1990s until 2008, but in 2013 pri...

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Jimmy's Hall

28 July-19 Aug. Ken Loach's 2014 film Jimmy's Hall has been adapted to the stage in a lively new Abbey production directed by Graham McLaren.  The singing-and-dancing play is based on the true story...
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The Great Gatsby

6 July-16 Sept. This immersive, interactive production is sure to be one of Dublin's most popular cultural events this summer. The Gate has removed its theatre seats for the show, which leads the aud...
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Room

24 June-22 July. The Abbey Theatre hosts Emma Donoghue's stage adaptation of her award-winning book Room, based on the 2008 Fritzl case in Austria. The play shows how Ma (Witney White) her five-ye...
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Donegal: A Musical Play

6 Oct-19 Nov. Frank McGuinness, one of Ireland’s most important playwrights, presents a new musical play about family, place and country music. The story centres around country music legend Irene...
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The Remains of Maisie Duggan

26 Sept-29 Oct. All is not what it seems when Kathleen returns to Ireland for her mother Maisie's funeral, as long-buried family troubles simmer to the surface. Brid Ni Neachtain stars as Maisie i...
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Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

6 Aug-24 Sept. A century after the 36th Ulster Division fought in the Battle of the Somme, one of the worst battles in history, the Abbey Theatre presents a major new co-production directed by Jeremy...
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The Plough and the Stars

9 March-23 April. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the 1916 Easter Rising, Seán O'Casey's play focuses on the upheaval facing the residents of a Dublin tenement shelter as they are encircled by...
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Juno and the Paycock

16 Feb-16 April. The Gate Theatre stages a production of Seán O'Casey's classic play set in the working-class tenements of Dublin in the early 1920s, during the Irish civil war era. Following its p...
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You Never Can Tell

2 Dec-6 Feb. This 1897 four-act comedy of errors by George Bernard Shaw is a witty and unpredictable play revolving around several confused identities. Returning to England from an extended stay a...
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A View from the Bridge

Arthur Miller's much-loved tale of illicit desire is set in 1950's New York and is centred on Eddie Carbone and his family who host their Italian cousins, illegal immigrants Marco and Rodolpho. Whe...
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By the Bog of Cats

This new production by Marina Carr, one of Ireland's leading playwrights, has received critical acclaim since it opened at the Abbey Theatre in mid August. Described as a "thrilling re-imagining" o...
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Once

The Olympia Theatre presents the smash-hit musical Once in the city where the story is set. The modern-day musical is centred around a busker and an immigrant, detailing their eventful week in Dubl...
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A month in the country

The Gate stages Ivan Turgenev's five-act comedy of manners in an adaptation by Brian Friel, one of Ireland's finest living playwrights. Set on the Islaev country estate, the play centres around the...
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Romeo and Juliet

The Gate Theatre stages a production of one of the world's greatest stories of love and revenge. William Shakespeare's tragedy is centred around two young lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile t...
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The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

Building on its long-established relationship with Harold Pinter, the Gate Theatre presents The Caretaker for the first time. The three-act play, which premiered in London's West End in 1960, was t...
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She Stoops to Conquer

This classic omedy of deception and seduction by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith was first performed in London in 1773 and its popularity with audiences has endured ever since. The story centres arou...
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The Mariner

The Gate Theatre presents the world premiere of a new play about "loyalty, defeat and freedom" by Irish writer Hugo Hamilton, better known for his novels but now starting to write for the stage....
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Aristocrats

18 June-2 Aug. The Abbey Theatre presents one of the finest plays by one of Ireland's foremost living playwrights. Artistocrats by Brian Friel follows the well-to-do O'Donnell family, once influential...
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Twelfth Night

The Abbey Theatre presents William Shakespeare's popular comedy based on mistaken identity although the Abbey describes Wayne Jordan's "provocative" production as a "play about love, sex, hopes and dr...
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An Ideal Husband

Ethan McSweeny directs one of Oscar Wilde's best loved works in a new production at The Gate. Set in London over the course of 24 hours, Wilde's comedic play centres around themes of blackmail, pol...