Abbey Theatre presents Rough Magic

The Train

7 - 15 April 2017

Booking Information

Dates: 7 – 15 April
On the Abbey stage

Previews: 7 and 8 April

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €25

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 266

Rough Magic’s iconic and inspiring musical had a sell-out run at the 2015 Dublin Theatre Festival.

The Train, by Bill Whelan and Arthur Riordan, is a fictional celebration of actual events surrounding the legendary Contraceptive Train of 1971.

Determined to challenge the restrictive laws of the Irish State, a group of 47 trailblazing women take a train to Belfast and return to Dublin with forbidden contraceptives. This watershed moment is joyously captured by Arthur Riordan’s sharp wit and Bill Whelan’s dynamic score.

The Train explores a short journey which marked the beginning of a modern odyssey. An odyssey that is still incredibly relevant today.


'Fiery comic exuberance…The whole show is a triumph'
The Independent


Photography © Ros Kavanagh

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