Abbey Theatre presents

Ireland's Call

1 - 11 April 2020

by John Connors

Booking Information

With performances due to begin on 1 April, the COVID-19 closure has meant we need to postpone this production. We will announce new dates in due course.

If you held a ticket for an affected performance, our box office team will be in touch. Please do not contact the box office directly. There are a lot of orders to rearrange, but rest assured that we will be in touch with every ticket holder. We greatly appreciate your patience, as we work to update each customer individually.

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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