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The Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan, Directed by Tom Creed. Artwork by Shane Cluskey

Theatre: Accessible events – The Quare Fellow written by Brendan Behan

19 - 20 Jan 2024 (Past)

Abbey Theatre 26/27 Abbey Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 K0F1, Ireland

A series of upcoming accessible events at Abbey Theatre in Dublin: The Quare Fellow written by Brendan Behan and directed by Tom Creed.

Irish Sign Language interpreted:

Wednesday 17 January  at 2 pm. This performance is open to any students who are deaf or hard of hearing and Secondary Schools with Deaf facilities who would like to attend.

Friday 19  January at 7.30 pm. Open to all people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Captioned performance: Saturday 20 January at 2 pm.

Audio described performance: Saturday 20 January at 2 pm with Touch Tour at 12.15 pm before the performance.

You can find the programme notes and audio described programme notes for these performances at the bottom of this page.

Discount tickets are available for access patrons and their companions. To book for these and the best seats contact Box Office by email boxoffice@abbeytheatre.ie or call (01) 87 87 222.
If the show is Sold Out online, a number of seats are always reserved for access patrons so please contact the Abbey Theatre.

About the show: 

To celebrate a century since Brendan Behan’s birth, the Abbey Theatre is proud to present a modern take on The Quare Fellow, directed by Tom Creed.

To the tune of The Auld Triangle, the play centres on the arrival of a condemned murderer to Mountjoy Prison, whose diverse inhabitants offer a darkly comic mirror to life outside its walls. In this exciting new production, the traditionally all-male cast will be played exclusively by female and non-binary actors.

Having premiered at the Pike Theatre in 1954 under the direction of Alan Simpson, this modern classic was first produced at the Abbey in 1956 and had its most recent production at the National Theatre in 1984.

This new production offers a new generation an opportunity to discover Behan’s unique combination of riotous comedy and deep humanity, brought to life by an exciting collection of the country’s leading theatre makers, designers and performers.

The cast of 15 brilliant performers, all female and non-binary actors, will perform all of the male characters, continuing Behan’s legacy of subversion, of surprising and confronting audiences, while providing an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

Brendan Behan’s The Quare Fellow – Show Trailer

The Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan, Directed by Tom Creed.

‘Tom Creed’s inspired production reminds us of what a great writer Behan was... A fine piece of work: high entertainment laced with just the right amount of weight’

Irish Independent

The Quare Fellow by Brendan Behan, Directed by Tom Creed.

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