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  • Jimmy’s Hall at the Abbey Theatre, Programme Notes for Audio Described Performance, 8th September, 2018

    Bursting with music, dance, poetry and song, the must-see feel-good show of last summer returns.

    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.

  • Visual Art: The Breadwinner at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

    In celebration of the May 2018 Irish release of Cartoon Saloon’s new film The Breadwinner, Butler Gallery present an interactive, multi-media exhibition of original drawings, prints, storyboards, animation, music and scene-realisation.

    Follow the incredible journey of Parvana, a young girl who gives up everything to provide for her family and reunite with her father.

  • Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre, Programme Notes for Audio Described performance, 21st July, 2017

    Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, puppets, dancing, clowning, bowler hats and kazoos.  It’s Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, a superbly theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life and the greatest novel of all time.

    Created by Abbey Theatre Director Graham McLaren, our production is absurd, brilliant and oodles of fun.

  • The Unmanageable Sisters at the Abbey Theatre, Programme Notes for Audio Described performance, 7th April, 2018

    Green Shield stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all. It’s Ballymun, it’s 1973 and she’s got 15 friends round for a stamp-sticking party.

    Over one night, the lives of 15 women collide in Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Quebecois comedy.

  • Bombinate Theatre’s Half Light, Programme Notes for audio described performances, National Tour 2018

    Imagine this: you’re walking up a mountain, through a forest of pine trees, and you’re trying to find your Dad. He’s been taken by a monster.

    Meet Robin, a ten-year-old boy travelling through the magic, fantastical woodland of his father’s storybook.

    A tale which is as true as it is untrue; simultaneously fact and fiction.

  • Let the Right One In at the Abbey Theatre, Programme Notes for Audio Described performance, 6th January, 2018

    A supernatural thriller and coming-of-age love story from the makers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Oskar is a lonely, bullied teenager who lives with his mother on the edge of town. Eli just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and stays indoors all day.