Theatre: Room at the Abbey Theatre (Irish Sign Language interpreted performance)
13 Jul 2017 (Past)
Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years.
Her five year old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.
An Abbey Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East co-production in association with National Theatre of Scotland and Covent Garden Productions.
A new stage adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s international bestselling novel, Room, with a haunting score by Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett.
Previously adapted for the screen by Donoghue, the film won Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs.
Irish sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 13th July, 7.30pm
Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 22nd July, 2pm
Programme notes will be available through our website, please check back before the performance.
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 email@example.com. You can also contact Lisa Farrelly by telephone on 01 887 2216
Watch: Trailer for Room
I found the prospect of the play intimidating. In the end, I was deeply touched by its testament to human resourcefulness.
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 11th May, 2017