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Annual Report 2016

Part 3

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Abbey Theatre Board

Dr Bryan McMahon portrait

Dr. Bryan McMahon, Chairman

Dr. Bryan McMahon, Chairman of the Abbey Theatre, was born in Listowel, Co. Kerry, and is the son of the late Bryan McMahon, Abbey Theatre playwright, novelist, short story writer and teacher. After graduating from University College Dublin Law School, Dr. McMahon was admitted as a solicitor in 1964. He was awarded a fellowship to Harvard Law School, and graduated with the LLM in 1965. Dr. McMahon was awarded his PhD in 1972 from NUI. He has held a number of academic positions and lectured extensively on legal topics in Europe and the USA. Previously, he was a senior partner in the Ennis firm, Houlihan and McMahon, Professor of Law at University College Cork and National University of Ireland, Galway, and adjunct professor of Law at Trinity College Dublin. He is co-author of Irish Law of Torts and European Law in Ireland. He was also Chair of the Irish Universities Quality Board and Chair of the National Archives Advisory Council. In 1999, Dr. McMahon was appointed a Judge of the Circuit Court. In 2007, he was elevated to the High Court. He retired from the bench on 8 April, 2011. In 2005, Dr. McMahon was appointed Chairman of the Abbey Theatre, and was re-appointed for a second term until 25 January, 2017. In 2013, Dr. McMahon was appointed Chairman of the Governing Body of University College Cork. In September 2011, Dr. McMahon was appointed Chair of two national referendum commissions. Dr. McMahon was appointed as Presiding Officer for pilot Irish Citizenship Ceremonies in 2012, and was awarded an honorary doctorate (LLD) by UCD in the same year. Dr. McMahon was appointed Chair of the Working Group established by the Government in November 2014, to recommend improvements to Protection Process, including Direct Provision and Supports to asylum seekers. The Final Report of the Working Group was submitted to the Government in June 2015.

Jane Brennan portrait

Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan’s acting career has spanned over thirty years. Her work at the Abbey Theatre includes Hedda Gabler, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Perve, No Escape, Alice Trilogy Winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actress, 2007, Bailegangaire, The Burial at Thebes, The House (Irish Times Theatre Award nomination for Best Actress), Dancing at Lughnasa, The Last Apache Reunion, The Crucible, Footfalls, A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer’s Assistant, The Playboy of the Western World, The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde, The Wake, Saint Joan, and The Rivals. Other theatre work includes Jane Eyre, Pygmalion and Not I (Gate Theatre), ’Tis a Pity She’s a Whore, A Little Like Drowning, The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Brigit (Druid Theatre Company), Splendour, (Irish Times Theatre Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress 2008) (Project Arts Centre), Digging For Fire, Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer and The Way of the World (Rough Magic), The Sugar Wife (Rough Magic and Soho Theatre) and Hamlet (Second Age Theatre Company). Jane co-founded b*spoke Theatre Company and with them she has also appeared in Electra, Boston Marriage and Tejas Verdes. Her film and television work includes Brooklyn, Irish Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actress (Wildgaze/Parallel Films), NW (BBC 2), Paula (BBC 1), Single Handed 2, Fair City and Love/Hate (RTÉ), The Tudors (Showtime), Benedict Arnold (Dark Eagle Productions), Perrier’s Bounty (Parallel Films), Death of a Superhero (Bavaria Pictures), Intermission (Brown Sauce Film Productions), Attracta (B.A.C. Films) and Black Day at Blackrock (Venus Three Productions).

Dónall Curtin portrait

Dónall Curtin

Dónall Curtin is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland. He currently serves as Chairman of the Institute’s Registration Committee. Dónall was a Partner in the accountancy practice Byrne Curtin Kelly and has in excess of 32 years’ experience. A considerable portion of Dónall’s client portfolio was in the professional service sector, where he acted as management consultant, as well as the normal practice related services and advisory services. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors and was awarded the Certificate and Diploma in Corporate Governance, and achieved Chartered Director Qualification within the Institute of Directors. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with considerable experience in arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution. Up until recently, he served as President of Chambers Ireland, the country’s largest business organisation, with 60 member chambers representing over 12,000 businesses throughout the island of Ireland. Dónall is a collector and a consumer of the arts. He worked with several organisations in promoting the role of the Visual Arts within Ireland. He currently serves as a director of Visual Artists Ireland and European Movement Ireland.

Loretta Dignam portrait

Loretta Dignam

Loretta Dignam is a marketing professional with more than 25 years’ experience with several multinational and Irish companies, including Mars Inc, Diageo, Kerry Foods and Jacob Fruitfield. She was named Marketer of the Year in 2011, served as interim CEO of Fundraising Ireland and works with Plan Ireland in a marketing and fundraising capacity.

Loretta now works as an independent marketing consultant across a variety of industries and sectors and lectures on the Executive MBA Programme at the Michael Smurfit Business School. Loretta is also a member of the Enterprise Ireland Mentor Programme. Loretta is a graduate of UCD, with a first class honours Bachelor of Commerce and a first class honours MSc in Marketing. Loretta is also a recent graduate of DCU where she completed a post grad in Digital Marketing. Loretta joined the Board of the Abbey Theatre in July 2015.

Sarah Durcan portrait

Sarah Durcan

Sarah Durcan is the Global Operations Manager of Science Gallery International, the non-profit organisation catalysing the growth of the world’s first university-linked network dedicated to public engagement with science and art. She has a background in theatre producing and financial management and worked for nine years as the Executive Producer for award-winning Irish theatre company, The Corn Exchange. Sarah was the Acting General Manager of Dublin Theatre Festival and then joined the Dublin Fringe Festival as General Manager. As a consultant producer and strategic advisor she has worked with ARCANE Collective Dance Company and Theatre Lovett on their international tours. Sarah holds a BA in Communications from DCU and an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from UCD. She has served on the boards of Theatre Forum and GAZE Film Festival. Since November 2015 she has been involved in organising the #WakingTheFeminists campaign to achieve gender equality in Irish theatre by 2021. In July 2016, Sarah was appointed to the Board of the Abbey Theatre.

Deirdre Kinahan portrait

Deirdre Kinahan

Deirdre Kinahan is actively involved in the Irish theatre sector both as playwright and producer. She is an elected member of Aosdána, Ireland’s association of outstanding artists. Deirdre is also an advisor to the Stewart Parkert Trust whose mission is to encourage new writing for the stage. Her work is translated into many languages and produced regularly both in Ireland and abroad. She is published by Nick Hern Books. Her plays include Rise (The Old Vic), Wild Sky, Spinning, Halcyon Days, Bogboy, Moment, Hue & Cry, Melody and Maisy Daly’s Rainbow. Her work for radio includes Bogboy (RTÉ) and A Bag on Ballyfinch Place (BBC).

In 2017 Deirdre is under commission to Manhattan Theatre Club (New York), Fishamble: The New Play Company (Ireland), The Old Vic (London), Meath County Council (Ireland) and has numerous other theatre, film and writing projects in development. Her work has garnered her many awards, most notably a Fringe First for Halcyon Days in 2013 and the Tony Doyle Bursary with BBC Northern Ireland 2009. She is the recipient of the Jim McNaughton TileStyle Artist Bursary 2013, the Peggy Ramsay Award 2014 and Arts Council of Ireland Commission Award 2015/2017. Deirdre’s plays have been nominated by numerous international award committees including Westies, London; Helen Hayes, Washington, DC; and Jeffs Chicago, Doras, Toronto.

Niamh Lunny portrait

Niamh Lunny

Niamh Lunny is Head of the Costume Department at the Abbey Theatre and Staff Director on the Board of Directors. Her design work at the Abbey Theatre includes Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Heartbreak HouseThe Waste Ground PartyThe Risen PeopleMaeve’s HouseShush, The HouseThe East PierThe PassingArrah-na-PogueThe SeafarerOnly an Apple, Blue/OrangeHomelandsPortia Coughlan and I Do Not Like Thee Doctor Fell. She has worked extensively with ANU productions, The Performance Corporation and Fishamble: The New Play Company. She has also designed for Rough Magic, Theatre Lovett, Operating Theatre, Calypso Theatre, The Ark and the Olympia Theatre. In 2009, Niamh established the Abbey Theatre Costume Hire business to generate additional income for the national theatre and to make this unique range of costume stock accessible to the wider arts community. Before joining the Abbey Theatre, she spent four years as costume coordinator at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin, and worked regularly in film and television. Niamh is a graduate of Limerick College of Art and Design.

James McNally portrait

James McNally

James McNally is a partner in the tax services practice of PwC and specialises in company administration and outsourcing services, encompassing payroll processing and consulting, company secretarial, share schemes, accounting solutions, and management support functional effectiveness. James also has extensive tax experience, focussing on advising pharmaceutical companies on domestic and international tax planning and structuring, value chain transformation, R&D, and intellectual property.

Sheelagh O’Neill portrait

Sheelagh O’Neill

Sheelagh O’Neill graduated in History from Trinity College Dublin and in Marketing from the College of Marketing and Design. She worked with Abbey Tours in Dublin, and as Marketing Manager for American Express in Sydney. She was a member of the Arts Council of Ireland from 2009-2011, and was until recently a Trustee and Fundraiser for Lessons for Life Foundation UK. She supports and invests in the performing arts in Ireland and the UK.  She is a member of the Institute of Directors and has been awarded the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction and Corporate Governance.

Mark Ryan portrait

Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan was formerly the Country Managing Director of Accenture in Ireland from 2005 to 2014. Mark completed a 32 year career with Accenture. He joined Accenture as a Science graduate of Trinity College Dublin in 1982. He was Head of Accenture’s Financial Services Practice in Ireland from 1999-2005. During his career with Accenture, he spent extended periods both the United States and the UK. He has worked with major organisations across both the private and public sectors. During this time, he played numerous senior management and executive roles in delivering major strategy, technology and business change programmes for some of Accenture’s most important clients locally and internationally. Mark also drove major Diversity programmes within Accenture. He was also heavily involved with the Accenture Corporate Citizenship Programme in Ireland, working directly with numerous local community organisations. He was appointed to the Board of Wells Fargo Bank International in December 2014. He was previously President of the Trinity College Business Alumni, from 2008-2010. He is currently a member of the Trinity Foundation Advisory Board. He also served on the Board of the National Concert Hall from 2005 to 2011. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and was awarded the Certificate & Diploma in Company Direction & Corporate Governance.

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Supporters & Members

With thanks for your generous support.

Gabhaimid buíochas libh as bhur dtacaíocht fhlaithiúil.


Arts Council
Departments of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
Culture Ireland
Ireland 2016
Roma Downey
Robert and Cynthia McCann
Thomas F and Carol O’Neill
Irish Life
Malin Corporation plc
McCann Fitzgerald
Northern Trust
British Council
British Irish Chamber of Commerce
RTÉ Supporting the Arts
NUI Galway, Digital Archive Partner


Arthur Cox
Bank of Ireland
Behaviour & Attitudes
Brown Thomas
Diageo Ireland
Irish Life
McCann Fitzgerald
Northern Trust
The Doyle Collection
Ulster Bank


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Irish Poster Advertising
Manor House Hotels of Ireland
National Radio Cabs
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Spector Information Security
The Church Bar & Restaurant
The Merrion Hotel
Thompson & Knight
Wynn’s Hotel


Bruno Arnold
Bill Baroni
Richard and Sherril Burrows
The Cielinski Family
Dónall Curtin
Mark and Tobey Dichter
Roma Downey
Deirdre Finan
Janice Flynn
Honorable Elizabeth Frawley Bagley
Emer and Basil Geoghegan
James Healy
Marjorie and Simon Hewett
Declan Kelly
Bernard and Muriel Lauren Foundation
Dwayne and Eimear Lysaght
Robert and Cynthia McCann
James McNally
Paul Lonergan
Donal Moore
Larry Moulter and Pamela Frechette
Mark Mungo
William O’Connor
Sheelagh O’Neill
Thomas F and Carol O’Neill
Tom and Shelly O’Neill
Sarah and Sean Reynolds
Mark Ryan
Mike Sheehan
Gary and Anne Usling
Mark Walsh
Michael Walsh and Therese Quinn
Zachary Webb
Lloyd Weinreb
James Zibarras


Majella Altschuler
Robert D Bickford Jr
Frances Britton
Catherine Byrne
Pamela Fay
Tommy Gibbons
James Hickey
Liam and Eibhlin Howard
Bogdan and Holly Kaczmarczyk
Dr. John Keane
Andrew Mackey
Eugenie Mackey
Eugene Magee
John and Irene McGrane
Gerard and Liv
Pat Moylan
David and Kay O’Shaughnessy
Alan O’Sullivan
Elizabeth Purcell Cribbin
Marie Rogan and Paul Moore
Judge Felice R Stack
Eileen Shields-West


Department of Education and Skills
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
14-18 Mission Centenaire
Moët Hennessy USA
The Ireland Fund of Great Britain
The Ireland Fund of Canada
Villanova University


Joe Byrne
Zita Byrne
Oonagh Desire
Thomas Heeney
Chains Ltd
Allie Pigot
Benny Gregory
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Victoria Carson
Brian Kettle
Kerry Anne
Jerry Clancy
Brid Killian
Padraig Darmody
Jessie Doyle


Shay Hennessy
Ciaran Byrden
Eamon Drea
Patricia Halligan
Roger and Patricia Hussey
Gabrielle Lynch
Tom Madden
Oliver McGrane
Thomas Dooley
Thelma Doran
Carmel Dunne
Adrienne Evans
Matt Farrelly
Marian Fenton
Anne Figgis
Betty Fitzgerald
Barbara Fitzgerald
Maureen and Joe Gaffey
Daniel Healy
Eamonn Kelly
Grace O’Shaughnessy
Pauline Quinn
Jim Ryan
Kevin Walsh
Brenda Cahill
Aileen Hooper
Seanie Lambe
Christine McCurry
John and Regina Rutledge
Niamh Smith
Shane Galligan
John Prosser
Susan Tyrrell
Noel and Mary Creaner
Maria Murphy
James Bridgeman
Emer Nowlan
Patrick Malone
Tony Brown
Eileen and Nuala Jackson
Imelda Wickham
Joe Bergin
Marie Carney
Ailbhe Smyth
Arnold and Margaret Horner
James Menton
Frank Lalor
Ger Thunder
John and Sonja Barcroft
Alain Menez
Gerard Phelan
Will Flanagan
Gabriel McGovern
Joe Penny
Joan Kenny
Siobhan O’Beirne
Catherine Sheridan
Jacinta Dixon
Ethna Frayne
Mary Mac Aodha
Hilda O’Keeffe
Denise O’Connor
Richard English
Breda Gahan
Anthony Barr
Marc Flanagan
Colm O’Muircheartaigh
Peter Howlett
Maire Nolan
Christine Dwyer Hickey
Helen Fahey
Rona O’Leary
Chris O’Shea
James Lally
Patrick Molloy
Vincent Slattery
Anna Logan
Niamh Carty
Hannah O’Brien
Ruairi O’Carroll
Jean Dunne
Catherine McGuinn
Eoin Muldoon
Yana Patrakova
Paddy O’Dwyer
Irene Creaner
Mary Magee
Niall Butterly
Cian O’Connor
Aoife Connolly
Gerald Flynn
John Durcan
Mohammed Alkabour
Janette and John Govan
Mary Murphy
Jody Blake
Janette Govan
Garrett Fagan
Robyn Durie
Niall Browne
Helen and Ed Wall
Marian Maguire
Ian Graham
John Kirrane
Bridget Deegan
Gráinne Kavanagh
Malachy Brazil
Michelle Mellotte
Ruth and Paddy Sands
Joseph Whittaker
Leo Farrell
Rita and Pat Garvey
Ann Maher
Mary Sweeney
Brian O’Suilleabhain
Joseph and Mary Conway
Ethna Sneddon
Matthew and Nolene Hatton
Emer Foley
Bridget Tiernan
Trish Ganly
Mary and Joe Brennan
Seamus and Brid Murphy
Fiona Murphy
Jean Whyte
Katriona Lawlor
Carol and Jarlath Doran
Vincent Maguire
Barry Murphy
Anne Corrigan
Rebecca Emmet-Booth
Monica Fagan
Kit Geraghty
Liam Mccarthy
Bryn Coldrick
Aisling O’Donoghue
Colin Whitston
Claire Keaney
Vinny Mc Hale
Sean Lally
John and Aoibheann Donnelly
Alice Mullen
Paul Lynch and Caroline Vaughan
Noel and Nuala Daly
Glen Holmes and Emma Kinsella
Alan O’Sullivan and Rachael Dowling
Teresa O’Grady Peyton
Dolores Haskins
Michael Lang and Fiona Patten
Sean and Mary Holahan
John and Katherine O’Reardon
Martin Meehan and Philomena Dunne
Anna and Roy Finnegan
Tom and Bridie Meagher
Maureen Kucera-Walsh and Michael Walsh
Jonathan and Joan Michael
Donal and Liz Hanlon
Terence and Desiree O’Rourke
Eoghain Grant
Joe Cremen


Clive Carroll
Laurie O’Driscoll
Brendan Landers
Maura Leavy
Denis and Aideen McCarthy
Breda Bradley
Brendan Brady
Ciaran Clancy
Martin Crowe
Geraldine Ebbs
Rosanna Hackett
Alec and Marie Hughes
John Kelly
Tommy Kennedy
Ruth Webster
Raymond Le Gates
Catherine McHugh
John McLoughlin
Maura Hynes
Miriam O’Connor
Colm Whelan
Mary Bourne
Ethna Kennon
Geraldine Douglas
Eithne Foster
Breda Bourke
Mel Mac Giobuin
Paul Cooke
Brendan McInerney
Joan Westrap
Una Fanning
Veronica O’Mara
Tanya Allen
Mary Kennedy
Onora Brassill
Thomas Mullins
Clare Woods
Konstanze Koelsch
Letal Salzberg
Tina Mahony
Andrea Grunert
Michael Brennan
Gareth Parry
Aisling Coyle
Siobhan O’Beirne
Christine Cozzens
Patricia Barker
Tom MacSweeney
Mona Carton
Michelle Rabbette
Maureen Devir
Gloria Navarro
Ruth Carden
John Collins
Vincent McDonald
Mary O’Toole
Paul Donnelly
Paula Quinn
Claire Reynolds
Ethna Frayne
Eileen Kelly
Marian Halpin
Seán Venn
Martina Oertel
Ivy Bannister
Patricia McKee
Catherine Hickey
Marc Flanagan
Craft Cleaners
Mary Price
Rebecca Marks
Seamus Meehan
Susan Bracken
Una Nic Giolla Choille
Hugh Garahy
Alice Fitzgerald and Pauline Leahy
Edwin McCallion
Seosaimh O’Ceallaigh
Patrick Mulvihill
John Coolahan
Margaret Connolly
Maura Moraghan
Joan Bermingham
Brid Milton
Howard Linnane
Colette Harrison
Liam Bairéad
Tim Barrett
Joan Connolly
Soma Dasgupta
Madeleine Nesbitt
Joseph O’Hanlon
Eve O’Reilly
Reidin Dunne
Clare Curran
Bernie O hAnluain
Catherine Quinn
Kate Canning
Colette Carroll
Joan Lyons
Ros McFeely
Katie O’Byrne
Micheal McGuigan
Adrienne Joyce
Brian Lawlor
Cathy Hickey
Jackie Bolger
Attracta McCartan
Catherine Santoro
Janette Stokes
Ciara Dunbar
Bernadette Foster
Conor Murphy
Thelma Murphy
Aoife Ruane
John Smith
Seán Mistéil
Emer Kenny
Niamh McGrath
Maud Doyle
Allen Flynn
Alma Nowlan
Caroline McDonagh
John Harris
Robyn Durie
Caroline Kilbane
Ned Dempsey
Joanna Grobosz
Robert Johnson
Anna-Marie Daly
Gerard Liston
Angela Glascott
Ian Garrigan
India Kelly
Berenice Farrell
Vanessa Byrne
Tony Connellan
Michael Maher
Teresa McCann
Brendan Clarke
Therese and Brendan Fallon
Bernard and Jean Mclaughlin
Fran Leahy
Anne Brayley
Dagmara Jerzak
David Coonan
Orla O’Brien
Clare Murnane
David O’Sullivan
Gerry Daly
Jim Devlin
Linda Ryan
Nell Flynn
Adrian Kane
Bernie Stott
Sean Mooney
Lynda Thompson
Aideen Walton
Jennifer Daly
Brenda Farrell
Alicia Aughney
Mary Woods-James
Dermot McNeice
Catherine McGuinness
Niamh Whelan
Maureen Mooney
Pat McHugh
Adrian Grenham
David Ewan Jones
James and Evelyn Lynch
Elaine Stephen
John and Fran McGovern
Hilary and Patrick McDevitt
Anne Fogarty and Ulf Messner
Darragh Doyle
Paul MacSweeney and Cathy Smyth
Mary and Pat Lynch
Adrienne Bermingham
Noreen Hanratty
Aisling Daly and Alastair Irvine
Chris Coleman and Sarah Hynds
Maura and Alec Moraghan
Denise O’Connor
Elizabeth Crean and Aideen Quilty
Madeleine and Colm McMahon
Colm Rourke
Seamus and Olwyn Puirseil
Annette and Joe Durkan
Letitia and Alannah Pollard
Elaine Garvey
Pauline Swaine and Paul Flynn
Brenda Furness
Hugh Logue
Siobhan and Pat Bennett
Jonathan and Joan Michael
Ellen and Mark Masterson
Grainne Flynn
Colin Townsend and Helen Taylor
Shay Garvey
Raymond King
Theresa O’Brien
Evelyn Forde and Patrick O’Sullivan
Nancy and Brian Andrews
Tony Handy
Celine Hanratty
John O’Brien
Joe Russell
Niuscha Ansari Persaray and Kevin Koidl
Lara Coyle & Breffni Cummiskey
Peter Tiernan
Mary Lynch
Pat Kitterick
Mary and Joe Russell
Theresa and Willie Kearney
Noel Rigney and Teresa Murphy
Laurence Boland
Colin Scott
Nessa O’Donnellan
Pauline and Michael Brereton
Iseult Howlett

We are also grateful for the support of our Chorus, Cameo Club and Seniors Club members, and the Abbey Theatre volunteers.

Arts Council of Ireland Supporting Theatre
department for arts heritage and the gaeltacht
Culture Ireland 2016
NUI Galway
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Abbey Theatre Staff


Andrea Ainsworth
Gina Arkins
Cliff Barragry
Aoife Brady
Keith Brennan
Orla Burke
Eoin Byrne
Maura Campbell
Declan Cantwell
Colm Carney
David Carpenter
Luke Casserly
Eileen Collins
Derek Conaghy
Diane Crotty
Mairead Delaney
Ben Delaney
Oonagh Desire
Myrn Devaney
Pat Dillon
Debbie Doak
Con Doyle
Patrick Doyle
Ciara Dunbar
Tom Elliott

Helen Fahey
Olivia Fahy
Lisa Farrelly
John Finnegan
David Fleming
Nadine Flynn
Tara Furlong
Orla Gallagher
Donna Geraghty
Sandra Gibney
Emma Hanley
Fergus Hannigan
Dermot Hicks
James Hickson
Dara Hogan
Brian Horgan
Maeve Keane
Brian Kelly
Wesley Kelly
Ailbhe Kelly-Miller
Des Kenny
Andy Keogh
Phil Kingston
Anne Kyle
Marie Lawlor

Karen Lee Walpole
Sarah Ling
Michael Loughnane
Niamh Lunny
Bridget Lynskey Faust
Luisne MacConghail
Heather Maher
Patricia Malpas
Elaine Mannion
Myra McAuliffe
Kevin McFadden
Roisin McGann
Ciaran McGlynn
Graham McLaren
Paul Meagher
Victoria Miller
Stephen Molloy
Aisling Mooney
Kerri Morris
Tara Mulvihill
Donna Murphy
Eimer Murphy
Neil Murray
Amanda Nevin
Siofra Ni Chiardha

Bryan O’Connell
Donna Marie O’Donovan
Saileog O’Halloran
Diarmuid O’Quigley
Tara O’Reilly
Aisling Ormonde
Barbara Pender
Kelly Phelan
Laura Pulling
Valentina Quiroga
Fiona Reynolds
Mick Russell
Pat Russell
Emma Ryan
Lucie Ryan-Donnelly
Jan Schneider
Cathal Sheerin
Michelle Sheridan
John Stapleton
Eoin Stapleton
Helena Tobin
Jesse Weaver
Caitlin White

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Best New Play

Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland, produced by the Abbey Theatre and Royal Court Theatre.

The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin 2016

Best New Play

David Ireland's Cyprus Avenue

Best Actor

Stephen Rea for his role as ‘Eric’ in the Abbey Theatre and Royal Court Theatre co-production of Cyprus Avenue, by David Ireland.

The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin 2016

Best Actor

Sephen Rea as Eric in Cyprus Avenue

Best Actress

Barbara Brennan for her role as ‘Ellen’ in the Abbey Theatre production of Town is Dead, by Phillip McMahon, music by Raymond Scannell.

The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin 2016

Best Actress

Barbara Brennan as Ellen in Town is Dead

Best Sound Design

Ben Delaney and Raymond Scannell for the Abbey Theatre production of Town is Dead, by Phillip McMahon, with musical director Cathal Synnott.

Town is Dead wins Sound Design Award

Best Sound Design

Raymond Scannell and Ben Delaney receive the Best Sound Design award for Town is Dead Photo Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times
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