JANUARY - DECEMBER 2017

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Abbey Theatre presents
Rough Magic

The Train

A musical

By Arthur Riordan & Bill Whelan
Directed by Lynne Parker

7 - 15 April
Previews on 7 & 8 April on the Abbey Stage

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

****"Fiery comic exuberance... the whole show is a triumph."
Irish Independent

Cast
Clare Barrett, Danielle Galligan, Ross Gaynor, Kate Gilmore, Darragh Kelly, Lisa Lambe, Louis Lovett, Karen McCartney and Sophie Jo Wasson. The production also features a live band under the musical direction of Cathal Synnott.

Director: Lynne Parker
Set and Lighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall
Costume Design: Joan O'Clery
Music Director: Cathal Synnott