Jimmy’s Hall

Jimmy’s Hall

  • From Saturday, 29 July 2017
  • To Saturday, 19 August 2017
  • Showing on Abbey stage

Jimmy’s Hall

Adapted from Paul Laverty’s film script, Directed by Graham McLaren

A new stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed Ken Loach film, Jimmy’s Hall.

Jimmy’s Hall tells the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. His crime was to build a dance hall where he encouraged the local community to learn, to argue and to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.

A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the village, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He decides to reopen the hall, and so takes on the established authorities of the church and the government.

Jimmy’s Hall will have its first performances in Carrick-on-Shannon Community School before coming to Dublin.

Jimmy’s Hall Rehearsals

Booking Information for Jimmy’s Hall

28 July – 19 August
Free First Preview: 28 July
on the Abbey stage

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

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 17 August, 7.30pm
Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 19 August, 2pm

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