Adapted from Paul Laverty’s film script, Directed by Graham McLaren
26 July - 8 September 2018
Dates: 26 July – 8 September
On the Abbey Stage
Free First Preview: 26 July
Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30
Running time: 2 hours
Please note there will be haze, loud noises and pyrotechnics used in show.
Early Bird tickets available until 11 June.
To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 266
Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 6 September, 7:30pm
Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 8 September, 2:00pm
Bursting with music, dance, poetry and song, the must-see feel-good show of last summer returns.
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.
- 14 – 21 July at the Limetree Theatre, Limerick
- 11 – 15 September at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway
- 18 – 22 September at the Cork Opera House, Cork
'handsome, lively and sonorous'
The Irish Times
- Director: Graham McLaren
- Set and Costume Design: Colin Richmond
- Musical Director: Michael John McCarthy
- Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
- Sound Designer: Ben Delaney
- Movement Director: Vicki Manderson
- Dramaturg: Pam McQueen