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The Shadow of a Gunman at the Abbey Theatre: Reviews

The Abbey Theatre and  The Lyric Theatre’s co-production of  The Shadow of a Gunman is running on the Abbey Stage in Dublin until the 1st of August.

Wayne Jordan’s production, starring  Mark O’Halloran,  Amy McAllister and  David Ganly,  has received an enthusiastic reception.

  • “High theatrical energy is kept aloft by the colourful parade of O’Casey’s tenement dwellers, and equally the parade of O’Casey’s brilliant writing talent.”
  • “Nothing is more absurd in O’Casey’s 1923 play than the notion that art couldbe indifferent to politics. Set just three years earlier, itsnear-vaudevillian succession of intrusions leading towards something more shattering, was first performed during a vicious Civil War. It was a dangerous weapon itself, a tragedy played for laughs.”
  • “The drama packs a punch…  as O’Casey reminds us ‘it’s the civilians who suffer’.”
  • “All poses have dropped away, and this impressively lucid production leaves us with the question: what would we have done in his place?”

Book now online or contact the Abbey Theatre box office at,  0035-3187 87222.

The Shadow of a Gunman: Abbey Theatre and Lyric Theatre Co production

The Abbey Theatre has announced its forthcoming co production of  The Shadow of a Gunman with the Lyric Theatre Belfast.  The production will run from  Friday, 12 June 2015 to  Saturday, 1 August 2015.

The production will be directed by  Wayne Jordan and feature  Mark O’Halloran as  Donal Davoren,  David Ganly as  Seamus Shields and  Amy McAllister as  Minnie Powell.

Tickets are available via the Abbey Theatre. Buy online now.

Juno and the Paycock at the Playhouse Liverpool

The acclaimed production of Juno and the Paycock staring Niamh Cusack and Des McAleer is currently on at the Playhouse in Liverpool after a run at the Bristol Old Vic.

Juno and the Paycock at the Playhouse Liverpool
Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock at the Playhouse Liverpool staring Niamh Cusack and Des McAleer

Directed by Gemma Bodinetz this production has won glowing reviews.

  • “it is a joyful and moving night out”
    The Daily Mail
  • “This powerful production with Niamh Cusack is a stark portrait of a divided house and country”
    The Guardian
  • “Gemma Bodinetz’s superlative revival”
    The Telegraph
  • “two splendid leads”
    The Independent
  • “A fine revival of O’Casey’s masterpiece”
    The Stage

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