The Hanging Gardens

The Hanging Gardens

  • From Thursday, 3 October 2013
  • To Saturday, 9 November 2013
  • Showing on Abbey stage
  • Running time: 2 hrs 20 mins incl a 20 min interval

The Hanging Gardens

World Premiere of a new play by Frank McGuinness

‘Now we have a family, a rivalry, a purpose’

The Hanging Gardens is the first new play by Frank McGuinness at the Abbey Theatre in 14 years. One of the country’s most important playwrights offers an unflinching look at the reality of Irish family life.

An ageing writer and his wife sit in their garden. They are surrounded by a lifetime’s work; their home, their gardens and their grown up children. A crisis has drawn this family together but will their honesty pull them apart?

Frank McGuinness has enjoyed huge success at the Abbey Theatre with recent adaptations of John Gabriel Borkman (2010) and The Dead (2012). Now he returns with a new play as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Booking Information

Member’s priority booking from 10 July
General booking from 17 July

Thursday 3 Oct – Saturday 9 November
Previews: Thursday 3 Oct – Tuesday 8 October

Time: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Sat matinees 2pm

Sign-language Interpreted Performance: Thursday 7 November 7.30pm
Captioned & Audio Described Performance: Saturday 9 November 2pm

on the Abbey stage

Tickets prices: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €23

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Reviews: What you said

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Saw this last week...Brilliant!!!! Fabulous acting in all parts delivers the usual Irish drama gut-punch. I came away feeling that as long as everyone is shouting at each other, there is still a connection and love.

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Niall Buggy is a tour de force in this great play.He is surrounded by a great cast.

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Absolutely brilliant. Incredible acting. Sad funny and so true,
Loved it. Thanks

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Reviews: What the critics said

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The Hanging Gardens is a soaring, exquisite, heartbreaking piece of art’

Emer O'Kelly, Sunday Independent

‘a triumph’

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Rebecca Saunders,

‘Among a sterling cast, Niall Buggy is magnificent’

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Andrew Lynch, The Sunday Business Post

The Hanging Gardens is exceptional’

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Rebecca Saunders,

‘Buggy plays him [Sam Grant] masterfully’

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Marc O'Sullivan, Irish Examiner

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