Once Off Productions in collaboration with ClassicsNow and the Abbey Theatre

Persians: The Podcast – Unplugged

23 January 2022

by Aeschylus in a new translation by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Booking Information

Date: 23 January

Time: 6pm

on the Peacock stage

Tickets: €15 / Conc. €10

Running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, including post-show discussion

Age recommendation: 12+

Last year, director Conor Hanratty created a ten-episode series of podcasts introducing a new Irish-language translation of Aeschylus’ tragedy Persians by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

Now that we are able to gather together as audiences again, we begin 2022 with a live, unplugged version of the series. This is a thrilling opportunity to encounter a rich new version of Europe’s oldest surviving play and to find a way in to understanding its retelling in Europe’s oldest spoken language, Irish.

Part of the ClassicsNow festival, Persians: The Podcast – Unplugged features performances by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, Bríd Ní Neachtain, Owen Roe and Iarla Ó Lionáird. With English surtitles. Hosted and introduced by Conor Hanratty,


  • Cast: Caitríona Ní Mhurchú
  • Cast: Bríd Ní Neachtain
  • Cast: Owen Roe
  • Cast: Iarla Ó Lionáird
  • Written by: Aeschylus in a new Irish-language translation by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
  • Director: Conor Hanratty
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