Branar presents

The Table

1 - 18 March 2023

Written by Christian O’Reilly

Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn

Booking Information

Dates: 1 – 18 Mar 2023
On the Peacock stage

(No performance on 17 March, St Patrick’s Day)

Previews: 1 – 2 March


Schools performances Mon – Fri, 10am & 12pm

Public performances
4 March, 2.30pm & 4.30pm
11 March, 2.30pm & 4.30pm
16 March, 12 pm
18 March, 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Child €8 – €10
Adult €12 – €14
Family (4 people) €30 – €36

Running time: Approx. 60 minutes

For ages 8 plus, 2nd class (Primary School) upwards.

For school group bookings & ticket pricing, please contact Abbey Theatre box office by email at or phone  (01) 87 87 222.

'Branar has become renowned for magical storytelling' - Irish Independent

The Table lies at the heart of the Ó Flatharta home.

Crafted from the felled tree of their ancestors, down through the generations the family have rested cradles upon it, children played underneath it, adults rejoiced at it and goodbyes were said over it.

A trick is played, a deal is made, a family is changed forever. The Table that brought them together now stands between them.

Branar sensitively explores the impact of the Civil War through this resonant story of how a family can be divided. Written by Christian O’Reilly and directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, The Table is performed by an ensemble cast.


The Table was originally developed with the assistance of a Commemoration Bursary, named for Billy Scott, from the Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach.

Digital Programme 

The digital programme by Branar is available to download here.


Resources for Teachers 

Our Community and Education team have also prepared a pre-show resource for teachers. This is available to download here.

Attached here in English and in Irish you will also find a post-show resource document for Teachers to use in their classrooms following your class’s visit to see The Table. 

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Abbey Theatre
26/27 Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1
D01 K0F1