Tom Murphy’s heart-rending tale about the search for home and sense of belonging.
‘I’m saying even if I’m away, I belong here’
Summer time, 1950s Ireland. Emigrants are returning home for their annual visit. While some just want to prop up the local bars, Christy Cavanagh has something more in mind.
His first call is to the house of Mrs. de Burca and her three daughters, the place he thinks of as home. When he discovers the place is up for sale, he feels he must take action or face being totally cut adrift.
The Abbey Theatre has produced 23 Tom Murphy plays since the staging of Famine on the Peacock stage in 1968. The House, an Abbey Theatre commission debuted at the Abbey Theatre in 2000. Now, over a decade later the themes of a search for belonging and emigration still echo in today’s society.
Wednesday 13 June – Saturday 14 July
Previews: Thursday 7 June – Tuesday 12 June
On the Abbey stage
Sign Language interpreted performance: Thursday 5 July
Audio-described and Captioned performance: Saturday 7 July
Matinee Club: Saturday 7 July
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm
Ticket prices: €13 – €40
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REVIEWS: WHAT THE CRITICS SAIDSee all reviews
‘It is quite simply one of the best shows produced by the Abbey in years’
‘Tom Murphy’s The House is given the five-star treatment by a masterful director and inspired cast’
‘Director Annabelle Comyn handles the material with a sureness of touch’
‘The House is a fine piece of theatre’
‘Eleanor Methven gives a standout turn as Mrs De Búrca’