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

17 Aug 2017 (Past)

Abbey Theatre

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.

Adapted from Paul Laverty’s film script, directed by Graham McLaren, this is a new stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed Ken Loach film, Jimmy’s Hall.

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 19th August, 2pm.

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 Farrelly by telephone on 01 887 2216

Richard Clements as Jimmy in the Abbey Theatre's adaptation of Jimmy's Hall.

Lisa Lambe as Oonagh, Jimmy’s childhood sweetheart


Abbey Theatre
Irish Sign Language Interpreted Performance
Jimmy's Hall