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This old lady is 110 today and she has some stories to tell

The Abbey Theatre wants to talk about its history.

Source: Abbey Theatre/YouTube

THE ABBEY THEATRE is 110 years old today.

The national theatre of Ireland opened its doors on 27 December 1904 with a programme that included works from WB Yeats, Lady Gregory and JM Synge.

To celebrate the anniversary, the Abbey has launched a dedicated interactive website, ’110 Moments’, that explores the history of the theatre through some of its most unique events.

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The iconic theatre has also begun releasing audio from its oral history project which it began collating three years ago. The archive features actors, directors, playwrights and theatre staff sharing memories of their work at the Abbey Theatre.

They feature of stories about like the many times the Abbey has moved throughout its history and the memories associated with those moves.

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Notable Abbey performers from the 1950s and 1960s can also be heard reminiscing about the first time they took the stage in the Abbey or heard their words being recited.

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