An early look at our new 2015 Spring/Summer Season

An early look at our new 2015 Spring/Summer Season

After a very successful year in 2014, we are delighted to announce details of our 2015 Spring/Summer Season.

From January to August 2015, we will present visionary productions of classic plays, new Irish writing, major theatre and dance co-productions and an international symposium on the theme of global conflict.

Our new season gets underway with The Theatre of War Symposium from 22-24 January, a three day theatre symposium taking a global perspective on themes of war, conflict, liberation and peace.

In 2015 there will be major collaborations with other companies. We will present Death of a Comedian by Owen McCafferty, an Abbey Theatre Commission, in a co-production with the Lyric Theatre, Belfast and Soho Theatre London. We will team up with the Lyric Theatre once again for a co-production of The Shadow of a Gunman. We also look forward to presenting Bastard Amber by Liz Roche Company, in a co-commission with Dublin Dance Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival.

On the Abbey stage some of Ireland’s most visionary and imaginative directors will present new interpretations of classic plays by great writers. In February, Gavin Quinn will make his Abbey Theatre directorial debut with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In April, we welcome back Annabelle Comyn to direct a new version of Ibsen’s iconic play Hedda Gabler, adapted by Mark O’Rowe.

In summer 2015, Wayne Jordan (The Plough and the Stars) returns to direct Seán O’Casey’s The Shadow of a Gunman in our second co-production with the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Following this we will produce the first major revival of Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats with director Selina Cartmell.

We will also continue to present the best independent theatre productions on the Peacock stage and next year we present Lippy by Dead Centre and The Man in the Woman’s Shoes by Mikel Murfi. We will also welcome the Royal Irish Academy of Music/The Lir for the first time to the Abbey Theatre’s Peacock stage to present Suor Angelica by Puccini, based on their work with aspiring young opera singers and theatre artists.

Our new season will go on sale to

Abbey Theatre Members from Tuesday 18 November
General sale from Tuesday 9 December

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