A Corn Exchange and Abbey Theatre co-production
The Fall of the Second Republic
24 February - 14 March 2020
By Michael West
in collaboration with Annie Ryan
Dates: 24 February – 14 March
On the Abbey Stage
Free First Preview: Monday 24 February
Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €32
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours with a 20 minute interval
Early Bird tickets available until 13 January
Age Guidance: 12+, includes some strong language
To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 87 222
Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 12 March, 7:30pm
Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 14 March, 12:45pm
Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 14 March, 2:00pm
Emer Hackett is a fearless and determined investigative reporter – her target is the Taoiseach, Manny Spillane, a wily political survivor.
Their paths cross in the ruins of an old theatre, set to be the site for a banking centre, which promises to bring wealth to the Irish economy as well as to Spillane and his cohorts.
What Emer uncovers sparks a fury of consequences for her newspaper, her colleagues and the political framework of the country.
A new ensemble comedy from the creators of the much-loved Dublin By Lamplight, The Corn Exchange look at what Ireland might have become, 50 years after its independence.
'never dull, very funny, and hugely entertaining'
'genuinely funny, there are some top class performances'
The Irish Mail on Sunday
'A fitting portrayal of political disarray'
The Irish Times
'The ensemble are uniformly terrific'
The Sunday Business Post
'The cast of colourful characters make for an entertaining production'
The Sunday Times
© Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh
- Manny Spillane T.D. and Con: Andrew Bennett
- Tom Carney and Billy Kinlan T.D.: Declan Conlon
- Finbar Lowe and Des Lackin T.D.: John Doran
- Emer Hackett: Caitríona Ennis
- Goretti Horan, Síle Foyle T.D. and Peggy Morgan: Anna Healy
- Maeve Spillane-Lackin, Secretary Lunny and Sharon: Camille Lucy Ross
- Oonagh Cassidy T.D. and Joan Walsh: Niamh McCann
- Florry Daniels T.D., Mick Keogh and others: Eddie Murphy
- Mossie Daniels T.D., Ed Buttimer and Garda Muldoon: Patrick Ryan
- Writer: Michael West
- Director: Annie Ryan
- Set Design: Katie Davenport
- Costume Design: Saileóg O'Halloran
- Lighting Design: Sinéad Wallace
- Sound Design and Composition: Denis Clohessy
- Video Design: Jose Miguel Jimenez
- Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
- Producer (Corn Exchange): Aisling Ormonde
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