Friday 21 July 2017

Waiting in the wings: Abbey Theatre Productions to be shown at Dublin Airport

Kirsty Blake-Knox

Waiting in the wings has taken on a new meaning as the Abbey Theatre teams up with Dublin Airport

As part of a three year partnership, fifteen Abbey production will be shown on 30 screens in the arrivals hall of Terminals 1 and 2.

Emma Donoghue’s Room, Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and vampire love story Let the Right One In will all feature.

As part of the collaboration the Abbey will also stage a series of “pop up performances” for passengers to watch as they wait to board their flights. 

The partnership between the two organisations is part of new campaign titled ‘Where Stories Go Beyond’.

The first play to be screened is The Corn Exchange’s acclaimed production of Dublin by Lamplight starring Paul Reid and Louis Lovett.

A total of 15pc of Abbey audiences are made up of tourists, and artistic directors Neil Murray and Graham Mc Laren are hoping watching snippets of productions on screen will encourage more people to visit the theatre.

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