Playboy of the Western World in the Gaiety Theatre, Programme Notes for audio described performance, 5th October 2019
Pegeen is fed up. She’s not getting younger and is desperate to escape the confines of a life stuck in the middle of nowhere.
When the stranger Christy Mahon arrives at her father’s shebeen, with a story that sets the village talking, he is welcomed with admiration by the locals, even Pegeen. But all is not as it seems, and soon the playboy’s past threatens to catch up with him.
Copper Face Jacks: The Musical at The Olympia Theatre, programme notes for audio described performance, 3rd August, 2019
From the creator of Ross O'Carroll Kelly – Paul Howard, Copper Face Jacks: The Musical is a love story set on the eve of a Dublin versus Kerry All Ireland Final, when a sweet Kerry girl ends up falling head over her flat-shoes for the Captain of the Dublin football team – Gino Wildes.
Can love conquer all as these two young sweethearts face massive cultural and linguistic hurdles on their road to happiness/Croker?
Two Pints at Abbey Theatre, programme notes for audio described and captioned performance 31st July 2019
The hilarious and provocative Two Pints started as a conversation on Facebook. Now it’s a play.
Two men meet for a pint. They talk about their Da’s, death, Nigella, North Korea, the afterlife…
Settle down and listen in as they chew the fat and set the world to rights.
My Dad’s Blind, programme notes for audio described performances of the national tour 2019
Centering on a dysfunctional relationship between a blind father and his sighted daughter, My Dad’s Blind uses audio recordings, irreverent comedy and real life memories to explore a father daughter relationship and all the awkward, embarrassing and ridiculous ways they struggle to navigate a sighted world with a guide dog that’s just had a stroke.
National Tour Dates
30th and 31st July – Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage
3rd – 7th September – Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Dublin 24*
11th September – Town Hall Theatre, Galway *
12th September – VISUAL, Carlow*
18th September – Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo*
19th September – Wexford Arts Centre*
20th September – Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Co Cavan*
24th September – glór, Ennis, Co Clare*
26th September – Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny*
28th September – An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal*
*Audio Description is provided by Arts & Disability Ireland on these dates. Audio Description on the national tour is sponsored by Fighting Blindness. Fighting Blindness fund world-leading research into treatments and cures for blindness, while caring for people and families through counselling and peer to peer support services.
The Unmanageable Sisters at Abbey Theatre, programme notes for audio described and captioned performance 31st July 2019
Following a smash-hit run in 2018, The Unmanageable Sisters returns in summer 2019.
Green Shield stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all.
It’s Ballymun in 1974 and happiness is at her fingertips.
But when 15 friends and family gather to help her claim her winnings, all bets are off!
During one fateful night, these determined women bring you into their lives in the ferociously funny The Unmanageable Sisters – Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Quebecois comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.
Citysong at Abbey Theatre, programme notes for audio described and captioned performance 8th June 2019