Sive

Sive

  • From Wednesday, 12 February 2014
  • To Saturday, 12 April 2014
  • Showing on the Abbey Stage
  • Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins incl. interval

Sive

John B. Keane’s powerful story of greed and passion in 1950s Ireland.

Isn’t it only bringing two people together in wedlock we are?

One of the greatest Irish plays of the 20th Century, John B. Keane’s Sive stands tall in the Irish theatre canon.

The Abbey Theatre presents a new production from award-winning director Conall Morrison.

Beautiful young Sive lives with her aunt and uncle in rural Kerry. Seán Dóta, an elderly farmer, offers the local match-maker Thomasheen Seán Rua, a large sum for her hand in marriage. Will this be too much for her aunt and uncle to resist?

Rediscover this dark, powerful story of greed and passion.

Booking Details

Wednesday 12 February – Saturday 12 April
Previews: Wednesday 12 February – Tuesday 18 February

Sign-language interpreted performance: Thursday 3 April, 7.30pm
Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 5 April, 2pm

Monday – Friday 7.30pm, Saturday matinees 2pm
Tickets prices: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €23

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‘This is a gripping production, and the cast is outstanding.’

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The Sunday Times

Superb

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Metro Herald

Sive has now been given an explosive, searing revival at the Abbey under Conall Morrison’s relentless direction

Sunday Independent

Sive is a beautifully plotted piece of theatre

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Irish Examiner

Simon O’Gorman’s performance as the matchmaker…was quite exceptional’

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The Sunday Business Post

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