The Train

The Train

  • From Friday, 7 April 2017
  • To Saturday, 15 April 2017
  • Showing on Abbey stage
  • Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes including a 20 minute interval
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Early Bird tickets from 10 Euro available until 27 February

The Train

A fictional celebration of actual events surrounding the legendary Contraceptive Train of 1971

Abbey Theatre presents Rough Magic

Rough Magic’s iconic and inspiring musical had a sell-out run at the 2015 Dublin Theatre Festival.

The Train, by Bill Whelan and Arthur Riordan, is a fictional celebration of actual events surrounding the legendary Contraceptive Train of 1971.

Determined to challenge the restrictive laws of the Irish State, a group of 47 trailblazing women take a train to Belfast and return to Dublin with forbidden contraceptives. This watershed moment is joyously captured by Arthur Riordan’s sharp wit and Bill Whelan’s dynamic score.

The Train explores a short journey which marked the beginning of a modern odyssey. An odyssey that is still incredibly relevant today.

‘The women of 1971 entertained, challenged, galvanised and inspired their generation. Rough Magic is proud to bring their story to our national theatre and thrilled to be part of this new chapter in its history; particularly at a time when the values of those pioneering feminists are so relevant and essential.’ – Lynne Parker, Rough Magic Theatre Company.

The Train production images


The Train (2017)

Connolly Station


The Train (2017)

Booking details for the train

Dates: 7 – 15 April
Previews: 7 and 8 April
on the Abbey stage

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €25

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 266

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 13 April, 7.30pm

Post-show talk with members of the production: Thursday 11 April

Book Now

Early Bird tickets from 10 Euro available until 27 February

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