Abbey Theatre presents

Ireland's Call

1 - 11 April 2020

by John Connors

Booking Information

Dates: 1 – 11 April
On the Peacock Stage

Times: Mon – Sat 8pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm

Tickets: €18 – €25 / Conc. €16 – €20

Early bird tickets available until 21 February

Age Guidance: 15+

Running time: 1 hour

To book for a school or group of 6+ call (01) 87 87 222

Written and performed by John Connors, Ireland's Call follows the lives and family histories of three young men as they grow up in Coolock on Dublin's Northside.

What shapes them and entices them to a life of crime? Examining issues of class, religion and identity, Ireland’s Call is an unflinching exploration of the Irish psyche, bringing our collective guilts, secrets and flaws to the surface.

John Connors is one of the leading Irish actors of his generation. Also a talented screenwriter, documentary filmmaker and human rights activist, the young actor received international acclaim for his roles in Love/Hate and Cardboard Gangsters, for which he won best actor at the 2017 Irish Film and Television Awards.

Developed as part of Show In A Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.



'a stark anthem to life on the margins'
The Irish Times

'genuinely moving'
The Sunday Times


  • Performer: John Connors
  • Writer: John Connors
  • Director: Jimmy Smallhorne
  • Producer: Edwin Mullane
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