Adapted from Paul Laverty’s film script, Directed by Graham McLaren
Jimmy's Hall (Limerick, Dublin, Galway, Cork)
26 July - 22 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 and 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval.
Please note there will be haze, loud noises and pyrotechnics used in show.
Early Bird tickets available until 15 June.
To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 212
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 Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
- 11 – 15 September at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway
- 18 – 22 September at the Cork Opera House, Cork
There will be a free Touch Tour of the set, props and costumes with our audio describer Bríd Ní Ghruagáin prior to the matinee performance on Saturday 8 September.
Patrons who have booked for the audio described performance are welcome to join us for a Touch Tour of the set, props and costumes and experience the different vantage points from which the play can be enjoyed.
Touch Tours are open to blind and visually impaired patrons attending the show plus their companions.
Saturday 8 September
Start time: 12.45pm
Meeting Point: 12.30pm in the Abbey foyer
To book your place, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
'handsome, lively and sonorous'
The Irish Times
Photography © Ros Kavanagh
- Molly: Catherine Bell
- Jimmy: Richard Clements
- Sean: Muiris Crowley
- Doherty: Aindrias de Staic
- Mossy: Alan Devally
- Tommy: Brian Gilligan
- Father Sheridan: Bosco Hogan
- Oonagh: Lisa Lambe
- Brendan: Andrew Linnie
- Marie: Sarah Madigan
- Tess: Ruth McGill
- Alice: Bríd Ní Neachtain
- O'Keefe: Donal O'Kelly
- Director: Graham McLaren
- Set and Costume Design: Colin Richmond
- Musical Director and Co-Sound Designer: Michael John McCarthy
- Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
- Sound Design: Ben Delaney
- Movement Director: Vicki Manderson
- Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
- Dramaturg: Pamela McQueen
- Additional Material: Dermot Bolger
- Casting (2018): Maureen Hughes and Sarah Jones
- Casting (2017): Kelly Phelan
- Producer: Sarah Lynch
Manchán Magan Installations (Limerick, Galway, Dublin, Cork)
20 July - 22 September 2018
Jimmy's Hall Today
27 August 2018