- Limited Edition
- Abbey Theatre Press
…what danger can there be in being the shadow of a gunman?
Donal Davoren struggles over his poetry as he battles to find peace in a busy Dublin tenement. Outside, Ireland descends into a vicious guerrilla war.
Donal’s neighbours believe he is a gunman on the run. The way Minnie Powell looks at him encourages him to play along. However, when the city is placed under curfew, his fantasy starts to feel uncomfortably real.
Dates: 12 June – 1 August
Previews: 12 – 15 June
on the Abbey stage
Times: Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed and Sat 2pm
Wednesday matinees 24 June and 1, 8, 15 July.
Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €25
★★★★ – The Irish Times
‘A stylish and timely revival of an Irish classic‘ ★★★★ – The Stage
‘A play of yesterday becomes a drama of today’ – Belfast Telegraph
‘…thought provoking and entertaining production‘ ★★★★ – The Sunday Times
‘remarkably relevant to today‘ ★★★★ – The Public Reviews
‘O’Casey’s anti-war play still packs a punch‘ ★★★★ – The Sunday Business Post
‘impressively lucid production‘ ★★★★ – The Guardian
‘Director Wayne Jordan provides a clever modern take in this revival…’ – Irish Independent
Listen back to a live recording from 2010 on the Abbey main stage with Sean O’Casey’s daughter Shivaun giving us an insight into growing up in the O’Casey household.
Actor Amy McAllister talks about her role as Minnie Powell in Sean O’Casey’s The Shadow of a Gunman on the Abbey stage and being the very best of the worst as a UK Anti Slam Champion.Book Now
11July to 11 July workshop