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# abbey - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'A positive first step': Abbey meets with theatre makers over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction'

Over 400 theatre makers have signed an open letter raising their concerns to Culture Minister Josepha Madigan.

# abbey - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Abbey and theatre makers to meet as 100 more sign letter of 'concern and dissatisfaction'

The signatories of the letter, and representatives of the theatre and the Arts Council. will also appear before an Oireachtas committee tomorrow.

# abbey - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Waiting for Godot: The enduring mystery of Samuel Beckett's most famous play

Druid’s production of the play will go on show at The Abbey this month.

# abbey - Sunday 20 December, 2015

'Here, women seemed to be more wary of speaking out. That's changing now.'

Veteran theatre actress Eleanor Methven talks to us about her new role, Waking the Feminists, and women on stage.

# abbey - Monday 5 October, 2015

Galway has its own Monopoly board - and here are the most expensive places...

Either way, bagsy we’re the dog. You can be the top hat.

# abbey - Sunday 30 August, 2015

The Abbey theatre stage has been transformed into an icy bog for this dark play

It’s all for the performance of a Marina Carr play.

# abbey - Thursday 14 May, 2015

This gripping play about knife crime in Dublin wants to get people talking

It’s about young men, Irish society, and what leads them to violence.

# abbey - Saturday 21 March, 2015

'It seems to be that we like our comedians clean and our politicians dirty'

Owen McCafferty’s new play is about a comedian selling his soul.

# abbey - Saturday 21 February, 2015

WATCH: Here's how actors transform themselves backstage...

We peek behind the curtain.

# abbey - Saturday 27 December, 2014

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

The Abbey Theatre wants to talk about its history.

# abbey - Sunday 2 November, 2014

"This area's gone to the f**king dogs": Why this writer was inspired by Dublin's rubbish problems

Meet Shaun Dunne, a young and exciting new playwright.

# abbey - Monday 30 June, 2014

Abbey Theatre told to tour more, hire creatives and diversify productions to make money

During 2009 and 2014, revenues fell by 17 per cent, while public funding fell by 26 per cent.

# abbey - Monday 5 May, 2014

Gold pants and gender bending... it's Shakespeare, but not as you know it Behind The Scenes This post contains videos

Gold pants and gender bending... it's Shakespeare, but not as you know it

A look behind the scenes at the Abbey Theatre’s new production of Twelfth Night.

# abbey - Sunday 16 February, 2014

A cheese grater, paint and glue... how to 'break down' a coat for the stage

Backstage at the Abbey Theatre, they sometimes like to destroy perfectly good pieces of clothing. Here’s why

Fatsuits, priests' robes and corsets... Backstage with the Abbey Theatre's costumes

Costumes worn by the likes of Alan Rickman and Fiona Shaw are for hire from the theatre’s costume department.

# abbey - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Panti: I'm expecting an apology from RTE

Rory O’Neill – aka Panti – also revealed that more than one political party has approached him about running.

# abbey - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Renowned theatre director Vincent Dowling dies

The 83-year-old passed away in the US. He was based at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin for nearly four decades.

# abbey - Friday 11 January, 2013

UPDATE: Woman dies after being hit by car in Dublin city centre

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, has been arrested.