Abbey Talks

Abbey Talks

The Abbey Theatre offers a programme of talks to complement, interrogate and explore our plays. Keep an eye on this page for more information about upcoming talks or listen to our podcasts of previous talks in the series..


Rough Magic Panel Talk, Part 1

Feminism, Artists & Activism from 1971 to the present day.

A look at the journey Irish feminism has taken since the Contraceptive Train. Speakers include Paula Meehan (Poet and Artists’ Repeal the 8th), Lian Bell (Designer and Waking the Feminists), Tara Flynn (Writer & Actor), Sen. Alice Mary Higgins, Actor Clare Barrett on behalf of Writer Noelle Brown and Anna Cosgrave (Repeal the 8th Activist).

Introduced by Caroline Williams, Producer
Recorded at the Abbey Theatre, Friday 14 April 2017

Sound Editor: Lisa Farrelly
Sound Operator: Ben Delaney
[Edited for applause and changeover of guest speaker]

Rough Magic Panel Talk, Part 2

Rough Magic Panel Talk, Part 3

Meet the Makers: Pat Kinevane

From the Archives: Theatre maker Pat Kinevane talks with actor Olwen Fouéré about gratitude, blessings and the process of writing Silent.

Fishamble’s Pat Kinevane Trilogy (Silent, Forgotten and Underneath) runs on the Peacock stage until Saturday 15 April.


Actor and theatre maker Louis Lovett talks with writer Michael West about returning to Dublin by Lamplight, the true state of physical theatre and what to do when things go wrong.
The Corn Exchange’s Dublin by Lamplight runs at the Abbey Theatre from 18 March – 1 April 2017.


Ballyturk’s Enda Walsh and Mikel Murfi talk about smashing comedy against the serious and the uncontrollable perception of theatre. Ballyturk is a Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival co-production in association with the Abbey Theatre.
Ballyturk runs at the Abbey Theatre from 3 – 11 March 2017.

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