The 24 Hour Plays

The 24 Hour Plays

  • From Sunday, 31 January 2016
  • To Sunday, 31 January 2016
  • Showing on Abbey stage

The 24 Hour Plays

The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin is back for one night only!

After sold-out shows in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin is back for the fifth year in a row to benefit Dublin Youth Theatre. Six short plays will be written, rehearsed and presented all within 24 hours by the best of Irish writing and directing talent and over two dozen of Ireland’s most recognized and beloved stars of stage and screen. A team of over 30 theatre technicians, including producers from The 24 Hour Company in New York, will facilitate the work.

This will be the 5th annual presentation of The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin as a special gala fundraising event for Dublin Youth Theatre and all proceeds go directly to DYT

Join us on Sunday 31 January 2016, as the brand new cast of The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin come together for this very special night of theatre.

The full cast includes Marc Elliott (EastEnders, Midsomer Murders), Republic of Telly’s Joanne McNally, Irish Pictoral Weekly’s Eleanor Tiernan, Fair City actors Eric Lalor, Dagmar Döring, Kate Brennan, Geoff Minogue, and Daryl McCormack, Claire O’Reilly (Swipe TV), Norma Sheehan (Moone Boy, Damo and Ivor), Dawn Bradfield (The Clinic, Moone Boy, King Arthur), Donna Dent (Zonad, The Tudors, Dancing at Lughnasa), Denis Conway (Brooklyn, The Clinic, Druid), Raymond Keane (Barabbas Theatre Company, Game of Thrones), Ian Toner (An Klondike, Charlie, Punk Rock), Lloyd Cooney (Charlie, The Shadow of a Gunman), Pom Boyd, Peter Campion, David Crowley, Sean Doyle, Nuala Hayes, Breffni Holahan, Will Irvine, Aoibheann McCann, DYT founder Paddy O’Dwyer, Christiane O’Mahony, Lorna Quinn, and Gene Rooney.

The plays will be written by Stewart Parker Award-winner Emmet Kirwan, Lee Coffey, Rosaleen McDonagh, comedian and activist Tara Flynn, Derek O’Connor, creator of BBC’s Roy, and the writing team of Jacinta Sheerin and Tracy Martin. Directors include Madeline Boughton, Selina Cartmell, Conor Hanratty, David Horan, Donnacadh O’Briain, and Aoife Spillane Hinks.

About the 24 Hour Plays

The 24 Hour Plays originated in New York in the mid-90s and is now an annual gala benefit on Broadway, as well as at the Old Vic in London, with performances in Chicago, Athens and around the world. The first Irish incarnation of The 24 Hour Plays received its sold-out Irish premiere presentation in February 2012 at Project Arts Centre and went on to win a Special Recognition Award for Best Event at the Irish Fundraising Awards that year. In January 2013, the show moved to the Abbey Theatre where it played to a sold-out house. Now in its 5th year, The 24 Hour Plays has raised over €37,500 for Dublin Youth Theatre through ticket sales and donations.

The 24 Hour Plays is presented under a license and with the participation of The 24 Hour Play Company, New York, NY and is produced by Eva Scanlan and Phillip McMahon as a fundraising event for Dublin Youth Theatre.

Booking Details for the 24 Hour Plays

Sunday 31 January
Time: 7.30pm
Ticket Prices from €50 – €120

Standard, Premium, and VIP Weekend Pass tickets now on sale!

VIP Weekend Pass seats include access to the Saturday night ‘Meet & Greet’ with cast and crew, a pre-show drink,and one of the best seats in the house. VIP Weekend Pass tickets are sold directly through Dublin Youth Theatre. Click here for more details.

Premium tickets are the best seats in the house, plus a pre-show drink.

Standard seats are the best of the rest. All proceeds go directly to Dublin Youth Theatre.

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