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“Saw Sive - blown away by the acting!”
Review of Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre
Ranked #44 of 530 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: 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'. Our ambitious artistic programme of classic Irish drama and 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 McGuinness, 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.
Trim, Ireland
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“Saw Sive - blown away by the acting!”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

I saw the matinee show of Sive yesterday. It is excellent. Not only is it an engaging story but the acting of all involved was beyond brilliant. I chose the cheapest seat, the very front row. It was, as I expected (being the cheap seat) a bit uncomfortable as I was looking slightly upwards. The sound was brilliant but then again I was very close. I wouldn't hesitate to go back again and I highly recommend this production (though I believe it is to end soon, so hurry!).

Visited March 2014
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“Sive Is Excellent- Brilliant Irish Drama. John B Keane's Work Is A Masterpiece”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

I recently saw Sive in the Abbey Theatre and thought it was brilliant. The set on stage was very well designed. The actors portrayed the characters so real. Credit the young actress Roisin O' Neill playing Sive. A star for the future. Also the actresses playing Mena & Nana Glavin. John B Keane has done other incredible work which has been performed on stage like The Field, The Year Of The Hiker, Big Maggie and lots more. The Abbey Theatre is always a relaxed venue to see a play. Also their bar staff are friendly and they don't charge very high prices compared to other theatres in Dublin like the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

Visited February 2014
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“Irish theatre at its best”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Being a great fan of Irish plays I've always fancied seeing one performed in the country of origin. On our third trip we token the opportunity to see Sive by John Keane. What an experience!

The theatre is well located just North of the Liffey off O' Connell street. With plenty of bars and restaurants close by it makes for a great evening out. Even though this is the national theatre of Ireland we were surprised how relatively cheap the tickets were. The design of the interior is astounding. With seats facing the stage like an amphitheatre, completely unimpeded views provide an intimate engagement with the acting.

And what acting! A first class performance of a dramatic and emotional play full of touches both comic and tragic. It was wonderful to see the passion of the language told through the voices it was written for. I challenge anyone not to be moved by this play.

I heartily recommend that if you get chance do not fail to take the opportunity to see Irish theatre in the capital of Ireland.

Visited March 2014
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Liverpool England
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“SIVE - amazing”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

This production of SIVE was wonderful. Humerous and heart wrenching. A great testament to John B Keane.

Visited March 2014
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new york
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“What a treat!”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

We took a tour of Abbey Theatre and enjoyed every minute. Our guide was enchanting-full of enthusiasm and respect for this theatre's historical past. His knowledge and repertoire of the Abbey's past was most interesting. The tour included backstage and costume areas lasting well over an hour. Truly worth the visit especially if you're a theatre buff!

Visited February 2014
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