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Theatre: The Great Hunger (ISL performance)

9 Oct 2020, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Past)

Irish Museum of Modern Art

The clock ticked on. Time passes.

A historic partnership between the Abbey Theatre and IMMA, The Great Hunger is a new production of the epic Patrick Kavanagh poem.

Patrick Maguire struggles with the choices he made for survival. Was committing to the land worth the price? Does the beauty of nature redeem his isolated journey through the years?

As you walk through the grounds of IMMA at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, a cast of 16 actors and 10 musicians will bring the darkness and light of Kavanagh’s tragic masterpiece to life.

Conceived by the Directors of the Abbey Theatre, The Great Hunger is jointly directed by award-winning Irish theatre directors Caitríona McLaughlin and Conall Morrison.

This production will premiere as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

GAA material courtesy of the IFI Irish Film Archive.

Irish Sign Language performance: Friday 9 October, 6:30pm.

Running Time: Total performance time is approximately 90 minutes, inclusive of 30 minutes walking. There is no interval.

Please Note: As this is an outdoor promenade production it will involve walking, so appropriate clothing and footwear is advised. Total walking distance is 1.7km.

Access: The Great Hunger will be accessible. Should you have any access requirements please let us know by calling our Box Office on (01) 87 87 222. We will be delighted to advise you on what assistance we can provide.

Social Distancing: Please respect social distancing and remain 2 metres apart from those around you at all times. We ask that you adhere to and follow the guidance of staff at all times.


Abbey Theatre
Dublin Theatre Festival
ISL interpreted performance
The Great Hunger