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#Abbey Theatre

From TheJournal.ie Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors Culture

Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors

As part of the changes, the theatre has committed to a review of all pay rates, with any amendments to be implemented in 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Intimidation, harassment and saddled with drug debt: The problems facing the most isolated women of Dublin's inner city Dublin Will Show You How

Intimidation, harassment and saddled with drug debt: The problems facing the most isolated women of Dublin's inner city

A new work will look into coercion and intimidation facing women in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 'A positive first step': Abbey meets with theatre makers over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' Drama

'A positive first step': Abbey meets with theatre makers over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction'

Over 400 theatre makers have signed an open letter raising their concerns to Culture Minister Josepha Madigan.

From TheJournal.ie Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted' Complaint

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'

That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.

From TheJournal.ie Abbey and theatre makers to meet as 100 more sign letter of 'concern and dissatisfaction' Abbey Theatre

Abbey and theatre makers to meet as 100 more sign letter of 'concern and dissatisfaction'

The signatories of the letter, and representatives of the theatre and the Arts Council. will also appear before an Oireachtas committee tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Arts Council freezes €300k in Abbey funding following complaints by actors and directors Not Very Abbey

Arts Council freezes €300k in Abbey funding following complaints by actors and directors

In a statement today, the council said that it has sought assurances from the national theatre.

From TheJournal.ie Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction Cultural Concerns

Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction

The letter is signed by more than 300 names, including many high-profile ones.

From TheJournal.ie Major redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre a step closer as it awaits government green light National Theatre

Major redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre a step closer as it awaits government green light

The Abbey Theatre’s long hoped-for redevelopment is awaiting final approval from the government.

From TheJournal.ie There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role Good Boy This post contains videos

There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role

‘Rehearsal, Playing the Dane’ opens on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin RIP

Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin

He died peacefully and is survived by his wife Vera.

From TheJournal.ie Trump, the Famine and a troubled Galway of the future - Irish theatre is getting dark Dystopian Times

Trump, the Famine and a troubled Galway of the future - Irish theatre is getting dark

A new adaptation of Star of the Sea is among the shows.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all" First Preview

Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all"

They were queuing for tickets for a preview of the show Room.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people' Abbey Theatre

Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people'

Pat Kinevane has won an Olivier Award for his acting. He’s currently showing his acclaimed trilogy at the Peacock Stage in the Abbey Theatre.

From The42 Glenstal withstand dramatic Árdscoil comeback to reach first final in 47 years Abbey Theatre

Glenstal withstand dramatic Árdscoil comeback to reach first final in 47 years

Tries from Jack O’Mahony, George Downing and Luke Fitzgerald secured a famous victory.

From TheJournal.ie 'People tell me my book has changed their life' Girls Will Be Girls

'People tell me my book has changed their life'

Columnist and academic Emer O’Toole talks to us about her work.

From TheJournal.ie Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world Waking The Feminists

Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world

An open meeting took place at the Abbey Theatre today.

From TheJournal.ie JD Wetherspoon will turn this former church into a massive Dublin city-centre pub Spoons

JD Wetherspoon will turn this former church into a massive Dublin city-centre pub

The company is expected to spend €3 million-plus on the fit-out.

From TheJournal.ie Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality' Waking The Feminists

Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality'

The statement today follows almost a week of campaigning for equality in the Irish theatre scene.

From TheJournal.ie This story of a suspected IRA member is as relevant today as it was in 1923 Shadow Of A Gunman

This story of a suspected IRA member is as relevant today as it was in 1923

The Sean O’Casey play is currently on show at the Abbey Theatre. We speak to its director, Wayne Jordan.

From TheJournal.ie Can these famous names help write and perform six plays in 24 hours? Abbey Theatre
From TheJournal.ie This old lady is 110 today and she has some stories to tell Drama Queen

This old lady is 110 today and she has some stories to tell

The Abbey Theatre wants to talk about its history.

From TheJournal.ie Shane's parents are Deaf - so he wrote the first Irish play for deaf and hearing people Seen To Be Heard

Shane's parents are Deaf - so he wrote the first Irish play for deaf and hearing people

The actor stars in a one man show that uses sound, light and Irish Sign Language in a unique way.

From TheJournal.ie Abbey Theatre told to tour more, hire creatives and diversify productions to make money GET THE CASH IN

Abbey Theatre told to tour more, hire creatives and diversify productions to make money

During 2009 and 2014, revenues fell by 17 per cent, while public funding fell by 26 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Social media and the Streisand Effect – who dictates popular discourse today? New Voices

Column: Social media and the Streisand Effect – who dictates popular discourse today?

Guess what? Traditional media no longer gets to dictate we can (or should) care about – as Panti Bliss, Pussy Riot and a host of other activists and individuals have proved, writes Lisa McInerney.

From TheJournal.ie 100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days Viral

100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days

In the video, Panti talks about how the word ‘homophobia’ has been appropriated by other groups since The Saturday Night Show interview.

From TheJournal.ie Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people Protest

Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people

Rory O’Neill took to the Abbey stage last night to deliver oration on how homosexuality is still stigmatised in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Irish actress Susan Fitzgerald dies following long illness RIP

Irish actress Susan Fitzgerald dies following long illness

Fitzgerald was one of the most recognisable faces in Irish theatre acting and was married to Michael Colgan, artistic director of the Gate Theatre in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre Smoke

Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre

This time it was a case of smoke without fire as a blown bulb at the theatre set the fire alarms off.

From TheJournal.ie Abbey Theatre can rebuild on current site after buying adjoining land Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre can rebuild on current site after buying adjoining land

The theatre – which had been considered for moves elsewhere in recent years – will now stay at its current location.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie Abbey Theatre to close after asbestos discovery Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre to close after asbestos discovery

The asbestos, which can cause serious health problems if inhaled, was found during a building inspection in January. The theatre will close for nine weeks.