Abbey Theatre presents Livin' Dred Theatre Company


30 April - 11 May 2019

by Mark Doherty

Booking Information

Dates: 30 April – 11 May
On the Peacock Stage

Times: Mon – Sat 8pm, Wed & Sat matinee 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 on a previous production

'Thoughtful, charming and polished'
British Theatre Guide on a previous production


Video by Grace Corry

Irish Sign Language Interpreted Performance

There will be an Irish Sign Language interpreted performance of Trad on Thursday 9 May at 8pm.

For tickets and best view of interpreter, email Lisa Farrelly at

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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