The Train

The Train

  • From Friday, 7 April 2017
  • To Saturday, 15 April 2017
  • Showing on Abbey stage
  • Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes including a 20 minute interval
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Early Bird tickets from 10 Euro available until 27 February

The Train

A fictional celebration of actual events surrounding the legendary Contraceptive Train of 1971

Abbey Theatre presents Rough Magic

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.

The Train production images


The Train (2017)

Booking details for the train

Dates: 7 – 15 April
Preview: 7 and 8 April
on the Abbey stage

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

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 13 April, 7.30pm

Book Now

Early Bird tickets from 10 Euro available until 27 February

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