The Abbey Theatre, Stage Join historian Fearghal McGarry for a lecture on the role of the Abbey Rebels and the wider impact of Easter...
Ireland’s National Theatre was founded in 1904 by W.B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory. More than 100 years later, the Abbey continues its proud tradition and on Easter Monday, they look forward to welcoming you to talks on the Abbey Rebels. There will also be two plays that have been specially written for a young audience.
Many actors and staff of the Abbey were involved in the events of the Easter Rising. A plaque in the foyer commemorates some of those killed in action during that week. Actor and Captain Sean Connolly would be the first rebel casualty of the Rising.
Hollywood actor Arthur Shields, brother of Barry Fitzgerald, fought on O’Connell Street. Máire Nic Shiúbhlaigh, meanwhile, was stationed with the Jacob’s garrison and Helena Molony with the rebels at City Hall
For over a century, the Abbey stage has been a platform for the Reflection of Irish society through theatre. Come along and see how our National Theatre commemorates and acknowledges the major historical events of 1916.
The day will begin with a private unveiling of a new plaque to commemorate the members of the Abbey Theatre staff and company who took part in the 1916 Rising. In addition to talks there will be two plays for children, including a re-telling of “The Plough and the Stars” and a new short play in Irish by Alan Titley.
Book your tickets at – http://www.abbeytheatre.ie
Photograph of The Abbey courtesy of RTÉ Archives.