Saturday 25 November 2017

Abbey's beating a 'Drum' for homegrown talent

Next year's Spring/Summer season at the Abbey Theatre will feature two new Irish productions, which will be staged back-to-back.

The historic venue will continue its ongoing commitment to young and up-and-coming Irish writers with debuts for Drum Belly and Shush.

Richard Dormer's Drum Belly, which will run from April 10 to May 11, is set at the time of the first moon landing and centres on the Irish mafia in Brooklyn, New York.

Elaine Murphy's heart-warming comedy Shush encapsulates modern Irish life and focuses on a woman's life that begins to disappear around her. 'Shush' will premiere on June 12 and will be stage until July 20. As part of its ongoing celebration of the ingenuity of Irish playwrights,

In July, Annabelle Comyn will direct George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara.

– LB

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