Our Tethered Kin 

In our modern world of hyper morality and virtual judgement, how do we deal with the darkest corners of our minds? These are the questions at the heart of BrokenCrow’s Our Tethered Kin, an epic new fairy-tale for adults, a folk opera told through movement, music, and puppetry. Written by Ronan FitzGibbon and directed by Gavin McEntee and Evan Lordan, the production centres on two small children, who are found at the edge of a wood and facing separate journeys in the light and dark of the world.

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The Table 

Branar’s The Table is a production for children aged 8+ that sensitively explores the impact of the Civil War, through a resonant story of how a family can be divided.  Written by Christian O’Reilly and directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, The Table has two attendance options – general public performances that can be booked by all or schools-only performances for teachers to book for class groups.

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Classics Now Festival 

The Abbey Theatre will also partner with Classics Now Festival to host two special events on the Peacock stage as part of their programme for 2023. An Evening with Natalie Haynes – the sparkling author, broadcaster and Classicist – will focus on her new novel, Stone Blind, a vivid reinterpretation of the myth of Medusa. Staging Tragedy Now will be a discussion and Q&A from leading theatre artists Derbhle Crotty, Eileen Walsh and director Erica Whyman, and will be chaired by dramaturg Tanya Dean. It will draw on artists’ insights into performing and directing Ancient Tragedy for modern audiences. 

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The four projects shared today, are in addition to the previously announced Abbey productions of Tales from the Holywell a journey through Damien Dempsey’s life in words, music and song, directed by Conor McPherson – and Tartuffe – a new version of Molière’s classic comedy by Frank McGuinness. Tickets on sale now at abbeytheatre.ie.