ANU and the Abbey Theatre

The Lost O'Casey (Out Of The Abbey)

26 September - 13 October 2018

Booking Information

Dates: 26 Sept – 13 Oct
(Meeting at the Gate Theatre)

Times: Mon – Fri, from 3pm – 7.30pm
Sat, from 1pm – 7.30pm

Tickets: €15 – €25

Duration: Approx. 60 mins.

Lost play. Lost language. Lost city. ANU reframe a lost O'Casey play as a searing call to action.

Nannie’s Night Out is a lost Sean O’Casey play, taking its inspiration from real people and places of Dublin’s inner city, performed at the Abbey Theatre only once, in 1924.

Reframing this work as a catalyst for urgent action, this blistering production propels the lost Nannie into a contemporary Dublin.

Spinning outwards from the stage onto the streets, this potent and timely project invites audiences into a thrilling reimagining of the work, inside the places, language and politic of the lost play in our changing capital.

ANU’s work delves into historical and contemporary events, with scalpel like precision and dreamlike intensity, bringing the voices of communities and untold stories to the fore; derived from historical events each project contains multi-narrative strands, inviting audiences to experience the work through a lens of now-then now.

Suitable for ages 15+

Contains strong language and adult content. Capacity limited.

Supported by Dublin Theatre Festival and the Abbey Theatre. This production was funded by an Arts Council Open Call Award.


'An urgent understanding of contemporary Dublin'
The Irish Times

'One of the most important and powerful productions of the year'
The Arts Review

An 'unflinching look at Dublin's housing crisis'
The Guardian

'Louise Lowe directs an hour of warts-and-all perfection'
The Telegraph

'An edgy, visceral experience'
Irish Examiner



Photography © Patrick Redmond


  • Cast: Leanna Cuttle
  • Cast: Liam Heslin
  • Cast: Gillian McCarthy
  • Cast: Daniel Monaghan
  • Cast: Sarah Morris
  • Cast: Michael Glenn Murphy
  • Cast: Robbie O'Connor
  • Cast: Thomas Reilly
  • Cast: Matthew Williamson
  • Director: Louise Lowe
  • Visual Artist: Owen Boss
  • Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
  • Lighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall
  • Costume Design: Niamh Lunny
  • Movement Director: Sue Mythen
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Assistant Set Design: Dylan Farrell
  • ANU Production Manager: Ste Bourke
  • ANU Stage Manager: Fiona Keller
  • ANU Assistant Stage Manager: Leanna Cuttle
  • ANU Assistant Stage Manager: Dylan Farrell
  • Producer: Lynnette Moran
  • Producer: Matt Smyth
  • Publicity Photography: Patricio Cassinoni

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