Our Mission 

Inspired by the revolutionary ideals of our founders and our rich canon of Irish dramatic writing, our mission is to imaginatively engage with all of Irish society through the production of ambitious, courageous and new theatre in all its forms. We commit to lead in the telling of the whole Irish story, in English and in Irish, and we affirm that the Abbey is a theatre for the entire island of Ireland and for all its people. In every endeavour, we promote inclusiveness, diversity and equality.

Is é ár misean, faoi inspioráid idéil réabhlóideacha ár mbunaitheoirí agus ár gcanóin shaibhir scríbhneoireachta drámatúla de chuid na hÉireann, ná dul i dteagmháil go samhlaíoch le sochaí uile na hÉireann trí amharclannaíocht mhisniúil uaillmhianach nua de gach cineál a léiriú. Táimid tiomanta don cheannródaíocht i dtaca le scéal iomlán na hÉireann a insint, sa Bhéarla agus sa Ghaeilge, agus dearbhaímid gur amharclann í an Mhainistir d’oileán iomlán na hÉireann agus dá mhuintir uile. Déanaimid, i ngach iarracht dár gcuid, an ionchuimsitheacht, an ilchineálacht agus an comhionannas a chur chun cinn.

Directors 

Neil Murray and Graham McLaren © Ros Kavanagh

Graham McLaren is a theatre director and designer. From 2010 – 2016, he was Associate Director at the National Theatre of Scotland. His productions of European classics have been seen in London’s West End, ancient Greek amphitheatres, black box studios and on the main stages of national theatres and major festivals across the world. At the age of 25, Graham established the internationally acclaimed Theatre Babel. During that period he also served as Artistic Director for Perth Rep Theatre Scotland. He was also Associate Artist for Necessary Angel Theatre Company in Canada.

Neil Murray is a theatre producer. From 2005 – 2016, he was Executive Producer at the National Theatre of Scotland where he oversaw the creation and expansion of the NTS from a standing start into a major international touring company. Neil was particularly involved in the international work of the NTS which toured to China, USA, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Poland and Ireland. He was instrumental in their work transferring, commercially, to the West End of London (Let The Right One In) and Broadway, New York (the ‘Alan Cumming’ Macbeth).

In addition, he developed and managed co-productions with companies as diverse as the National Theatre of Great Britain, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Barbican and Royal Court Theatre, London, Campo (Ghent, Belgium), Parco (Tokyo, Japan) and TEAM (New York). Prior to the NTS, for six years, Neil was the Director of the Tron Theatre, Glasgow where he was responsible for producing Tron Theatre Company productions and programming all visiting work. Neil has also worked for 7:84 Theatre Company Scotland, the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow and Granada Television, Manchester.

Staff 

Archives
Mairéad Delaney
Associate Director
Caitríona McLaughlin
Communications
Maura Campbell
Fergus Hannigan
Maeve Keane
Heather Maher
Roisin McGann
David Mullane
Tanya Warren

Community & Education
Lisa Farrelly
Phil Kingston

Costume
Eimear Farrell
Donna Geraghty
Sandra Gibney
Ailbhe Kelly-Miller
Victoria Miller
Tara Mulvihill
Siofra Ni Chiardha
Emily Ni Bhroin

Directors
Graham McLaren
Neil Murray

Directors’ Executive Assistant
Fiona Reynolds

Finance and Operations
Debbie Doak
Derek Garland
Catherine Griffin
Gus McNamara
Orlagh Murphy
Tara O’Reilly

Furniture & Props
Eimer Murphy
Adam O’Connell

HR
Ciara Lynch
Agnieszka Myszka

Light & Sound
Eoin Byrne
David Carpenter
Derek Conaghy
Morgan Dunne
Eoin Stapleton
Kevin McFadden
Sean Treacy

New Work
David Doyle
Sarah Jones
Patricia Malpas
Louise Stephens
Jesse Weaver

Maintenance
Colin O’Connor

Producers
Jen Coppinger
Sarah Lynch

Production
Cliff Barragry
Chris Hay
Andy Keogh
Sally Withnell

Sales & Customer Services
Aoife Brady
Luke Casserly
Laura Condon
Con Doyle
Patrick Doyle
David Fleming
Grace Healy
Dermot Hicks
James Hickson
Dara Hogan
Brian Kelly
Marie Lawlor
Elaine Mannion
Eadaoin McCarrick
Ciaran McGlynn
Donna Murphy
Laura Pulling
Sinead Purcell
Dean Reidy
Fergal Styles
Renee Van De Schoor

Stage Management
Orla Burke
Aidan Doheny
Bronagh Doherty
Danny Erskine
Tara Furlong
Brendan Galvin
Anne Kyle
Conleth Stanley

Stage Technical
John Finnegan
Larry Jones
Davy McChrystal
Martin Reid
Mick Russell
Pat Russell
Joe Sanders

Voice Director
Andrea Ainsworth