Abbey Theatre presents Livin' Dred Theatre Company


30 April - 11 May 2019

Booking Information

Dates: 30 April – 11 May
On the Peacock Stage

Times: Mon – Sat 8pm, Sat Matinees 2.30pm

Tickets: €13 – €25 / Conc. €13 – €22

Running Time: 75 minutes

Early Bird tickets available until 18 March.

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 212

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 9 May, 8:00pm

A poignant, absurd and hilarious tale of a 100-year-old Irishman... and his father.

“There’s a child belonging to me wandering around out there for seventy years and I never met him. I’ve a trip left in me… Get me leg!”

Mark Doherty’s award-winning Trad tells the hilarious story of 100-year-old Thomas… and his father. Together they set out to discover the son they never knew he had.

Featuring live traditional Irish music, Trad is a side-splitting, heart-warming saga, directed by renowned actor Aaron Monaghan.



'Profoundly moving and memorable'
The Guardian

'Thoughtful, charming and polished'
British Theatre Guide


Video by Grace Corry

Production Images 

Photography by Des Connors

Rehearsal Images 

Photography by Kyle Cheldon Barnett


  • Fr. Rice and Sal: Clare Barrett
  • Da: Emmet Kirwan
  • Son: Seamus O'Rourke
  • Guitar: Tony Byrne
  • Fiddle: Andy Morrow
  • Writer: Mark Doherty
  • Composer: Jim Doherty
  • Director: Aaron Monaghan
  • Designer: Naomi Faughnan
  • Lighting Designer: Suzie Cummins
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