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Abbey Theatre

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Address: 26 Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 878 7222
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Description: The Abbey Theatre's founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to...
The Abbey Theatre's founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to 'bring upon the stage the deeper thoughts and emotions of Ireland'. Today in our 110th anniversary year that mission is alive and well. Our ambitious artistic programme of classic Irish drama to new Irish writing holds a mirror up to Irish society. Over the years, the Abbey has nurtured and premiered the work of major Irish playwrights such as Marina Carr, Frank Mc Guinness, Tom Murphy and a new generation of writers such as Richard Dormer, Stacey Gregg, Nancy Harris and Elaine Murphy. We also nurture a new generation of Irish artists through our artistic development programmes and commitment to discovering new acting, writing and directing talent.
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A pleasant way to spend an evening

Friends took me to see 'Shadow of A Gunman'. It was really engaging - funny - dramatic - touching. If it's still playing when you read this - I recommend the production... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Friends took me to see 'Shadow of A Gunman'. It was really engaging - funny - dramatic - touching. If it's still playing when you read this - I recommend the production thoroughly. The theatre itself was also great. The space planning and rake (slope) of the seating means that most all of the seats have great to decent views.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Caught Sean O'Casey's "Shadow of a Gunman" here, which was very good. We were excited to visit the Abbey for the first time and to see such a revered work, but found the seating to be uncomfortable and the room temperature was too warm. We were also disappointed that programs were available only for an extra cost which seemed high.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

What better way to enjoy a vital piece of Ireland, it's playwrights. We saw "The Shadow of a Gunman", getting a dramatised perspective on the history we heard about at Kilmainham Gaol.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I saw a performance here and the theater was a great venue. The performance was good as well and it was a nice evening out with friends.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wow! The caliber of the acting and stage production of "The Shadow of a Gunman" was outstanding! We got 3 good seats at the box office 90 minutes before show time and they accommodated my hard-of-hearing mother really well. The play gave us a great introduction to Irish history, politics, and poetry while being funny and a farce at the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Attended the Abbey Theatre July 3rd to see the Sean O'Casey play Shadow of a Gunman. Excellent play, good actors, overall very entertaining and enjoyable. Only odd thing was one on the main actors wearing tracksuit bottoms and polo shirt, a bit odd for a play set in the 1920's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a nice theatre to see a play in. However, dress in layers as it can become quite stuffy. It is extremely accessible via dublins public transport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The original burned down, but the institution continues. Founded in 1904 by W.B. Yeats, it's a great place to see performances of Irish plays. Don't forget to go upstairs during the interval to see paintings by W.B.'s brother, Jack.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a nice little theatre located in town. Seats are spacious and comfortable; we've seen only one play but totally enjoyed it. Only drawback is the location if you're driving as due to one-way streets it'll take you ages to get there

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The play Shadow of a Gunman was very absorbing but enjoyment was severely impaired by constant eating of crisps and rattling of food packets and slurping of water bottles. The theatre needs to enforce a no food or drink policy. Nobody will die of dehydration!

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Address: 26 Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 878 7222
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > North City Centre

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