An Abbey Theatre and SoFFT Productions co-production

An Old Song, Half Forgotten

14 April - 6 May 2023

Written by Deirdre Kinahan

Directed by Louise Lowe

Booking Information

Dates: 14 April – 6 May

on the Peacock stage

Previews: 14 – 19 April 

Times: Tues – Sat, 7pm

Tickets:  €18 – €25 / €13 – €20 Conc. 

Group Booking: €18 – €22, Groups of Adult 6+ (1 free with every 20 tickets bought) 

Early bird tickets available until 1 February.

Age recommendation: 13+ 

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 27 April, 7:00pm

An Old Song, Half Forgotten opens a window into the life and soul of an older actor who is living in care with Alzheimer’s disease.

When a visiting string quartet play, the music summons a suite of glorious characters and moments from his life, allowing him to revel once again in his great loves and losses, whilst conjuring up a smashing vision of his younger self.

Written by Deirdre Kinahan and directed by Louise Lowe, An Old Song, Half Forgotten is written for and performed by one of Ireland’s most celebrated actors, Bryan Murray, who himself was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Theatre is Bryan Murray’s home, with a career beginning as a member of the Abbey Theatre company. He now returns to the Peacock stage to inhabit a play that sings entirely to his distinctive voice and talent at this time of great change in his life.



'A compelling celebration of a life in theatre'
The Irish Times

'Remarkable... a richly realised production'
Irish Examiner

'Truly moving'
The Arts Review

Digital Programme 

The Digital Programme for An Old Song, Half Forgotten is available to download here.

Information Pack 

Download an Information Pack for those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and their Carers here.

Production Images 

Images © Ros Kavanagh


  • Performer: Bryan Murray
  • Performer: Matthew Malone
  • Alternate Performer: Barry McGovern
  • Alternate Performer: Darragh Feehely
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