Dublin by Lamplight

Dublin by Lamplight

  • From Saturday, 18 March 2017
  • To Saturday, 1 April 2017
  • Showing on Abbey stage
  • Running time: Approx. 2 hours including an interval

Dublin by Lamplight

What if the Abbey Theatre hadn’t survived beyond its opening night? 

Abbey Theatre presents The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange’s much loved alternative version of the founding of a national theatre.

Amidst the filth and fury of Dublin 1904, the theatrical event of the century is about to explode! Fading stars, rebels, whores and romantics irreverently expose the strange and lurid world of Dublin by Lamplight in this hilarious and witty production.

An instant hit when it first opened in 2004, this hugely entertaining and anarchic production is a night to change a nation’s destiny! Unless it all goes horribly wrong….

Reviews for Dublin by Lamplight

★★★★★ ‘The Corn Exchange’s marvellous, witty creation brings the house down… Director Annie Ryan’s production is razor-sharp’ The Irish Times

★★★★★ ‘A generous, human tragi-comedy… a magical piece of theatre’ Irish Examiner

★★★★★ ‘A visual spectacle’ The Arts Review

★★★★ ‘A glorious helter-skelter of mime, slapstick, farce and tragedy’ Sunday Times

★★★★ ‘Supremely entertaining’ Sunday Business Post

★★★★ ‘A genuine nugget of theatrical wit, with outstanding performances by the cast’ Irish Mail on Sunday

‘Energetic revival… tremendous fun… brilliant performances from all’ Irish Independent

‘A delightful romp of revolutionary fantasy…side-splitting’ Sunday Independent

Behind the scenes

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Dublin by Lamplight (2017)

Meet the makers

Actor and theatre maker Louis Lovett talks with writer Michael West about returning to Dublin by Lamplight, the true state of physical theatre and what to do when things go wrong.

Booking Details for Dublin by Lamplight

Dates: 18 March – 1 April
Previews: 18 and 20 March
on the Abbey stage

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €25

Post-show talk (with Director and members of the cast): Thursday 23 March, after the performance

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 30 March, 7.30pm

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


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