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-year-old son Little Jack (Harrison Wilding) cope with being held captive in a small room.

Donoghue's book was also adapted into a film, by Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, whose mother character Brie Larson won an Oscar in 2016 for Best Actress.

Unlike the film version, the stage adaptation includes the voice of "Big Jack" who articulates the inner thoughts of his younger self.

The production, with its haunting score by Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett, has been described by The Times as "compelling viewing...a triumph."

Mon-Sat 19.30. Sat 14.00

General Info

Address Abbey Theatre, 26 Abbey St, Dublin 1, tel. +353(0)18872200.

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Abbey Theatre, 26 Abbey St, Dublin 1, tel. +353(0)18872200.