The Risen People

The Risen People

  • From Thursday, 28 November 2013
  • To Saturday, 1 February 2014
  • Showing on the Abbey Stage

The Risen People

The Abbey Theatre marks the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout with a new version of James Plunkett’s The Risen People. 

Organise now and stand together, brother and brother.

This Christmas the Abbey Theatre marks the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout with a new version of James Plunkett’s The Risen People.

The Risen People was the inspiration for Plunkett’s best-selling novel Strumpet City. Set in the shadow of the Lockout, this epic story of struggle and solidarity is told through the familiar characters of Annie, Fitz, Rashers and Hennessy.

This is a new adaptation by director Jimmy Fay in collaboration with movement director Colin Dunne and composer and musical director Conor Linehan.

A defining moment in Irish history is brought vividly to life through music, movement and song.

Noble Call
Each performance will feature a Noble Call from a guest performer. Invited artists, journalists, historians and actors will offer their personal response to The Risen People through spoken word, song or poetry. Fiach Mac Conghail, Director of the Abbey Theatre, explains the idea behind this old tradition below:



Listen to a preview of the show on RTÉ Radio 1 Arena here:

Booking Information

28 November – 1 February 2014
Previews: 28 November – 3 December

on the Abbey stage

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinees 2pm (18 January matinee 3pm)
Extra Matinees Added – 21 & 27 December

Sign-language interpreted performance: Thurs 23 January, 7.30pm
Audio-described and captioned performance: Sat 25 January, 2pm

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

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‘…a great music hall kaleidoscope…’

Sunday Independent

…soaring, eviscerating production…

Sunday Independent

‘…a foot stomper.’

Sunday Times

‘…sheer entertainment at its best. Don’t miss it!’

Liberty - SIPTU Magazine

‘…spectacularly wonderful cast.’

Sunday Independent

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