Tuesday 12 December 2017

'Lamplight' illuminates theatre's ghosts

‘Dublin by Lamplight’ will play at the Abbey Theatre until April 1 after its revival
‘Dublin by Lamplight’ will play at the Abbey Theatre until April 1 after its revival
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

'Dublin by Lamplight' is a theatre show "filled with old ghosts".

First performed in 2004, the play combines the story of the founding of the National Theatre with Joyce's 'Ulysses'.

It was a hit with both critics and crowds over a decade ago, and will now play at the Abbey Theatre until April 1.

While Annie Ryan and Michael West of theatre company The Corn Exchange are delighted the show is being revived, returning to the production has been somewhat bittersweet.

One of the original cast members, Tom Murphy, fell ill in 2007 and died shortly afterwards.

"It's all dedicated to Tom," Ms Ryan said. "He was brilliant."

Irish Independent

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