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Theatre: Girl on an Altar at the Abbey Theatre, ISL, Audio Described and Captioned Performances

11 - 19 Aug 2023 (Past)

The Abbey Theatre

“Did no one ever tell you the sweetest revenge is to forgive?”

This dramatically powerful portrait of a marriage ripped apart will explode onto the Abbey stage this summer. Marina Carr weaves an intimate portrait of a once unbreakable couple who can’t bring themselves to forgive the past, but can’t live without each other.

A royal couple bound together by love, desire, hate and resentment find themselves and their families caught in the consequences of a terrible act of sacrifice, and the inability of the heart to forgive.

Accessible Performances

  • Irish Sign Language interpreted performance: Friday 11 August, 7:30pm. Interpreter is Amanda Coogan.
  • Audio-described and Captioned performance: Saturday 19 August, 2:00pm
  • Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 19 August, 12:00pm

Headsets for the ADP and places on the Touch Tour are limited to inform Box Office when booking if you intend to participate in either.

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 he show is “Sold Out” online, a number of seats are reserved

Girl on an Altar was first co-produced in London with the Kiln Theatre in summer 2022, directed by Annabelle Comyn. July 2023 marks the Irish premiere of the critically acclaimed production of this new play by Marina Carr, which is inspired by ‘Agamemnon’ from Aeschylus’ Oresteia.

Returning in their mesmerising leading roles that “turn the royal couple into planets that orbit around one another,” (BroadwayWorld) are Eileen Walsh (Clytemnestra) and David Walmsley (Agamemnon), with a powerful cast.

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