Recognised as a masterpiece of the short story form, James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ is to be dramatised for the Abbey stage by one of Ireland’s most important playwrights, Frank McGuinness.
The year is 1904 in the city of Dublin. Gretta and Gabriel Conroy attend the Morkan Sisters annual dinner on the Feast of the Epiphany and the last day of Christmas. An evening of laughter, music and dance ends in an epiphany for Gabriel.
Joe Dowling, former Director of the Abbey Theatre, now Artistic Director of the Guthrie Theatre in America returns to the Abbey and Ireland to direct a stellar cast of Irish actors.
Wednesday 5 December – Saturday 19 January 2013
Previews: Wednesday 5 – Monday 10 December
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm
On the Abbey stage
Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 10 January
Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 12 January
Matinee club: Saturday 12 January
Ticket prices: €13 – €40 / Conc. €13 – €23
Online bookings through The Abbey Theatre.