The clock ticked on. Time passes.
A historic partnership between the Abbey Theatre and IMMA, The Great Hunger is a new production of the epic Patrick Kavanagh poem.
Patrick Maguire struggles with the choices he made for survival. Was committing to the land worth the price? Does the beauty of nature redeem his isolated journey through the years?
As you walk through the grounds of IMMA at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, a cast of 16 actors and 10 musicians will bring the darkness and light of Kavanagh’s tragic masterpiece to life.
Conceived by the Directors of the Abbey Theatre, The Great Hunger is jointly directed by award-winning Irish theatre directors Caitríona McLaughlin and Conall Morrison.
This production will premiere as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival
As this is an outdoor promenade production it will involve walking, so appropriate clothing and footwear is advised. Total walking distance is 1.7km.
The Great Hunger will be accessible. Should you have any access requirements please book by calling the Abbey theatre on (01) 87 87 222. They will be delighted to advise you on what assistance they can provide.
The Abbey Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Directed by: Caitríona McLaughlin and Conall Morrison
Lighting Design and Set Consultant: Paul Keogan
Composer and Musical Director: Conor Linehan
Costume Design: Saileóg O'Halloran
2,3 & 5-10 Oct
Five performances per evening with staggered start times:
Group One: 6.30pm
Group Two: 7pm
Group Three: 7.30pm
Group Four: 8pm
Group Five: 8.30pm
Please Note: As this is an outdoor promenade production it will involve walking, so appropriate clothing and footwear is advised. Total walking distance is 1.7km.
Access: The Great Hunger will be accessible. Should you have any access requirements please book by calling the Abbey theatre on (01) 87 87 222. They will be delighted to advise you on what assistance they can provide.
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