An Abbey Theatre production

Me, Mollser

16 - 20 June 2020

by Ali White

Booking Information

Dates: 16 – 20 June
On the Peacock Stage


English language performances:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 12.15pm & 5.30pm
Saturday – 3pm & 7pm

Irish language performances:
Wednesday – 12.15pm & 5.30pm

Tickets: €12.50/€10

Running Time: 60 minutes including a post-show discussion.

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 87 222

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 18 June, 12:15pm

Me, Mollser by Ali White is the first in our Priming The Canon series of specially commissioned monologues that introduce the classics of Irish theatre to a younger audiences.

Me, Mollser puts the character of Mollser from Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars, centre stage. This compelling, funny and poignant performance is designed specifically for young audiences. The play introduces children to a strong-willed and passionate young woman coping with consumption against the backdrop of the 1913 Lock-Out and the Easter Rising. Mollser is a proud Dubliner struggling to thrive in the overcrowded tenements but having lost none of her curiosity and idealism.

Aimed at ages 10+, or 5th and 6th class pupils, the online resources cover topics and issues raised in the O’Casey play such as the 1916 Rising and the rights of the child that link with 5th and 6th class History, English and SPHE curricula.

In 2020, Me, Mollser will be presented in both English and Irish (Mise, Mollser) and will be touring to schools and arts venues before finishing with a week-long run on the Peacock Stage.


Out of the Abbey 

  • Dublin: 4 – 8 May
  • Longford: 11- 15 May
  • Mayo: 18 – 22 May
  • Limerick: 25 – 29 May
  • Cork: 1 – 5 June
  • Kilkenny: 8 – 12 June

To find out more about the tour please contact our Community & Education Manager, Phil Kingston on (01) 879 7319 or at


  • Writer: Ali White
  • Director: Sarah Fitzgibbon
  • Irish Translation by: Caitríona Ní Mhurchú
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