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Theatre: Jimmy’s Hall at the Abbey Theatre (Irish Sign Language interpreted performance)

6 Sep 2018 (Past)

Abbey Theatre

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. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.

A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the village, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He decides to reopen the hall, and so takes on the established authorities of the church and the government.

Booking information

Running time: 2 hours

Please note there will be haze, loud noises and pyrotechnics used in show.

Programme notes will be available on our website before the performance, please check back.

Irish Sign Language interpreted performance: Thursday, 6th September, 7:30pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday, 8th September, 2:00pm

In order for the Abbey to give you advice on best seating for all accessible performances, please contact the Box Office on 01 87 87 222 , or via email lisa.farrelly@abbeytheatre.ie. You can also contact Lisa by telephone on 01 887 2216.


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Jimmy's Hall