Adapted from Paul Laverty’s film script, Directed by Graham McLaren

Jimmy's Hall

28 July - 19 August 2017

Booking Information

Dates: 28 July – 19 August
On the Abbey Stage

First Free Preview: 28 July 

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €25

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 266

Please note there will be haze, loud noises and pyrotechnics used in show.

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 17 August, 7:30PM

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 19 August, 2:00PM

A new stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed Ken Loach film, Jimmy’s Hall

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.

Jimmy’s Hall will have its first performances in Carrick-on-Shannon Community School before coming to Dublin.


handsome, lively and sonorous
The Irish Times

Audience Response 



  • Catherine Bell: Ensemble
  • Richard Clements: Jimmy
  • Craig Connolly: Brendan
  • Muiris Crowley: Sean
  • Aindrias De Staic: Doherty
  • Alan Devally: Mossy
  • Donal O'Kelly: O'Keefe
  • Bosco Hogan: Fr. Sheridan
  • Lisa Lambe: Oonagh
  • Sarah Madigan: Marie
  • Ruth McGill: Tess
  • Diarmaid Murtagh: Tommy Gilroy
  • Bríd Ní Neachtain: Alice
  • Graham McLaren: Director
  • Colin Richmond: Set and Costume Design
  • Michael John McCarthy: Musical Director
  • Sarah Jane Shiels: Lighting Designer
  • Ben Delaney: Sound Designer
  • Vicki Manderson: Movement Director
  • Pam McQueen: Dramaturg

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Talking Text Workshop: Jimmy's Hall

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Jimmy's Hall - Leitrim

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