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Theatre: Tales from the Holywell at the Abbey Theatre, audio described with touch tour, captioned and ISL interpreted performances

9 - 18 Feb 2023 (Past)

The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Tales from the Holywell

Written by Damien Dempsey
Directed by Conor McPherson

‘I’m searching in the murk of my own past, looking for clues as to how I can live now, today. History around me. History within me.’

This world premiere Abbey production is a journey through Damien Dempsey’s life.

Directed by acclaimed Irish writer and director Conor McPherson, Tales from the Holywell sees one of Ireland’s great musical storytellers appear and perform onstage like never before.

This is a story of a young boy from Dublin’s northside finding his voice, his muse and his tribe.

Tales from the Holywell brings to the national stage, in words, music and song, a reflection on Damien Dempsey’s childhood, the early stages of his music-making and life as an Irish musician.

Raised on Holywell Crescent, Donaghmede, Damien’s songwriting career spans more than 20 years, releasing 10 albums and performing with Sinead O’Connor and Bob Dylan along the way. His work is known for his truthful and emotive lyrics, celebrating how music can move us all.

Tickets: Discount €13 accessible tickets.

Running time: Approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes, including an interval.

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 9 February, 7:30pm.
Interpreter is Amanda Coogan.

Captioned performance: Wednesday 15 February, 7.30pm

Audio described performance: Friday 17 February, 7.30pm

Please note if you are blind or visually impaired and require a headset for the Audio Description, please contact our Box Office team.
You can email us at boxoffice@abbeytheatre.ie or call (01) 87 87 222. Headsets are limited so booking is essential.

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Friday 17 February, 5.30pm.
For patrons who are blind or have a visual impairment, they and their companions can explore the set, costumes and props. To book, contact grace.mckiernan@abbeytheatre.ie or call (01) 87 87 222.

The Arts

Audio described
Damien Dempsey
Open captions
Tales from the Holywell
The Abbey Theatre