Abbey Theatre and THISISPOPBABY

Not a Funny Word

19 May 2018

Booking Information

Dates: 19 May
at The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway

Time: 5pm and 8pm

In Ireland, we say “go to England” when we talk about that thing we are not supposed to talk about.

With the referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment on the horizon, a national conversation about reproductive rights has begun.

In a deeply personal and bravely funny testimony, actor, comedian and activist Tara Flynn shares her account of having to travel out of Ireland for an abortion. With searing honesty, Not a Funny Word examines the status quo through one woman’s own journey. With songs.

Not A Funny Word plays as part of Where We Live, presented by THISSISPOPBABY with St Patrick’s Festival 2018. Where We Live is funded by The Arts Council.

Not A Funny Word was also presented as a work in progress here at the Abbey Theatre as part of What’s Happening Now in May 2017.


Out of the Abbey 



  • Writer & Performer: Tara Flynn
  • Director: Phillip McMahon
  • Composer: Alma Kelliher
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