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Review of Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre
Ranked #44 of 551 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.
Reviewed 18 April 2014

The Abbey theatre has a long history of producing many, many important works & if you're in Dublin & are interested in whatever may be on at the time, it's worth checking out.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

The Abbey Theatre is Ireland's National Theatre! It's one of the finest theaters ever. No matter which play you are going to see it will definitely be worth it.
The Abbey always tries to bring on its stages the most Irish plays. The cast never fails to consist of particularly experienced and talented actors and actresses.
Even if you are visiting the city only for a few days, I would definitely recommend to go and see something at The Abbey.
The theater is very well located, booking the tickets is extremely easy... And, to be honest, the prices are ones of the lowest in Dublin.

Thank Just_Yana
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Lucky to hit the Gate and Abbey theatres in one short trip. Saw Sive, John B Keane's first play at the Abbey last night. Set in 1950's Ireland with matchmaker Thomasheen Seán Rua (Simon O’Gorman) is trying for the best commission of his life by marrying off young Sive (Róisín O’Neill) to local wealthy, but ancient, farmer Seán Dóta (Daniel Reardon). There's a quid in it (200 actually) as well for her uncle and aunt, so everyone apart from her grandmother and her rather wet young beau is all for the union. Singing tinkers give comic relief, gossip and morality. It all ends in tears of course, but not before the depths of greed and hypocrisy are plumbed.
Full theatre with rapt audience; laughing, clapping and 'oohing' as the turning moment in the play worked itself out. Best, among very good acting, was the central character of the aunt Mena Glavin (Derbhle Crotty) who keeps up her war with grandma, her conspiracy with the matchmaker, and her loveless marriage to the end, with never a backward step.
I had heard that the Arts Council were a bit ho hum about the Abbey, but all I can say is that if this production of Sive is an example of where Irish drama is at, then keep giving them the money!

Thank beardedchemist
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

I went on a whim to see Abbey Theatre's production of Sive. It was absolutely fantastic.

The customer service was wonderful from the front of house staff and the performance itself was filled with an abundance of talent. There honestly is not a bad seat in the house and it has a nice intimate feel.

I would recommend seeing a production here to anyone that wants an artistic and cultural night out.

Thank Shannon H
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

I went to see the production Sive which perfectly captured country life in days gone by. A "slice of life" with issues one can very much relate to today. Both highly amusing and ultimately tragic, I found the story and performances very entertaining. I particularly loved the "tinkers". The theatre itself, although small, didn't pose any problems, re: buying drinks or using the bathroom, in the interval. A fantastic night out.

Thank rahala309
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