Abbey Theatre presents
Jimmy's Hall - Leitrim
20 - 22 July 2017
The Sports Complex
Carrick-on-Shannon Community School
20 – 22 July at 7.30pm
Matinee: 22 July at 2pm
Tickets: €20 / €17 conc.
This is a story about Leitrim, this is a world premiere and it is important that it is seen there first.
Jimmy’s Hall is a new stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed Ken Loach film.
It will have its opening performances in Carrick-on-Shannon this July before coming to Dublin.
This is a story about Leitrim and it is important that it is seen there first.
Jimmy’s Hall tells the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. His crime was to build a dance hall where he encouraged the local community to learn, to argue and to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.
A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the village, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He decides to reopen the hall, and so takes on the established authorities of the church and the government.
- Ensemble: Catherine Bell
- Jimmy: Richard Clements
- Brendan: Craig Connolly
- Sean: Muiris Crowley
- Doherty: Aindrias De Staic
- Mossie: Alan Devally
- O'Keefe: Donal O'Kelly
- Fr Sheridan: Bosco Hogan
- Oonagh: Lisa Lambe
- Tess: Ruth McGill
- Tommy Gilroy: Diarmaid Murtagh
- Alice: Brid Ni Neachtain
- Sound Designer: Ben Delaney
- Movement Director: Vicki Manderson
- Director: Graham McLaren
- Dramaturg: Pam McQueen
- Set & Costume Designer: Colin Richmond
- Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels