NOTES: World Premiere. Performances of a selection of letters, poems and songs expressing the many different hopes, experiences and challenges facing contemporaneous Ireland submitted to the Abbey Theatre following its callout to audiences to write a letter beginning 'Dear Ireland'. In addition, performances by Damien Dempsey and readings by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu, Mrs Sabina Higgins, Minister Catherine Martin and Fintan O'Toole. These were the first performances at the Abbey Theatre (to an empty auditorium) following the closure of the theatre due to COVID-19. All performances were filmed at the Abbey Theatre under prevailing COVID-19 restrictions and screened on Abbey Theatre digital channels to 10 February 2021. Authors of all submissions were listed in the credit roll of the broadcast recording.

Cast & Creative


Abbey Theatre Online / digital channels

10 August 2020 - 10 February 2021