The Abbey Theatre presents
The Gregory Project
15 November 2023
The Gregory Project features work by Hilary Fannin, Elizabeth Kuti, Barbara Bergin, Mary Manning, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Marina Carr
Patrons who purchase tickets in one transaction before the 30th of November to the three productions currently on sale (Audrey or Sorrow, Na Peirsigh / Persians and Children of the Sun) will receive a 15% discount and start off 2024 with exciting cultural experiences ahead of them.
Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting our box office on (01) 87 87 222.
Onsale dates for the remaining 4 shows will be confirmed later in 2024. Sign up to our newsletter for more information.
''Lady Gregory's legacy is every playwright who writes about their experience of Irish life, in their unique Irish voice.'' - Caitríona McLaughlin, Abbey Theatre Artistic Director and Co Director
The Abbey Theatre Co-Directors, Caitríona McLaughlin and Mark O’Brien are proud to launch The Gregory Project, a body of work to mark 120 years of the National Theatre of Ireland and to honour the legacy of co-founder Lady Gregory. This programme of celebration and collaboration will feature ambitious and unmissable new writing alongside gems from the Irish theatrical canon, and collaborations with important artists and partners.
Seven major plays by Hilary Fannin, Elizabeth Kuti, Barbara Bergin, Mary Manning, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Marina Carr embody Lady Gregory’s ideals of excellence, ambition, inclusion, risk-taking and celebration, taking their lead from her tenacious, passionate, and relentless support of Irish artists, storytellers and writers. Tickets for the first three plays are now on sale from the Abbey Theatre box office and website.
As the Abbey’s Artistic Director and Co Director Caitríona McLaughlin says “Lady Gregory’s taste in art was honed across Europe, but her passion for language and story was ignited when listening to the people she lived among in the West of Ireland. She encouraged playwrights, both at the Abbey, and in her Coole Park home which she opened to them, to pursue excellence from their own perspective and in their own vernacular.”
“The six playwrights whose work makes up The Gregory Project are Hilary Fannin, Elizabeth Kuti, Barbara Bergin, Mary Manning, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Marina Carr. Through their seven utterly original plays we hope to begin a new dialogue with our audience. I look forward to sitting in the theatre, sharing the experience with them and hearing what they have to say.”
Find out more about each of these exciting plays below.
A Landmark Productions & Abbey Theatre co-production. Coming to the Abbey stage from Friday, 23rd February until Saturday, 23rd March 2024. More information and tickets available here.
Ar Stáitse na Péacóige. Dé Céadaoin, an 6 Márta – Dé Sathairn, an 6 Aibreán 2024. Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil, cliceáil anseo.
Coming to the Peacock stage from Wednesday, 6th March – Saturday, 6th April 2024. More information and tickets available here.
A Rough Magic and Abbey Theatre co-production. Coming to the Abbey stage from Saturday, 13th April until Saturday, 11th May. More information and tickets available here.
Written by Marina Carr. For more information, please see here.
Written by Elizabeth Kuti. For more information, please see here.
Written by Mary Manning. For more information, please see here.
Written by Barbara Bergin. For more information, please see here.
- Illustrator: Holly Pereira
- Graphic Design: AAD