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.