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Abbey Theatre presents Jimmy’s Hall

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Date: Tuesday 18th – Saturday 22nd September
Time: 8pm (2pm Matinee on Saturday 22nd)
Tickets: €25, €26, €30, €35 & €37.50*

*Booking fees apply to telephone and online bookings


Jimmy’s Hall

Cork Opera House welcomes, the Abbey Theatre Production of Jimmy’s Hall to Cork in September 2018.



Jimmy’s Hall   is a new stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed Ken Loach film, Jimmy’s Hall. It tells the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. His crime was to build a dance hall where he encouraged the local community to learn, to argue and to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.


A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the village, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He decides to reopen the hall, and so takes on the established authorities of the church and the government.


Adapted from Paul Laverty’s film script.


Bursting with music, dance, poetry and song, the must-see feel-good show of last summer is back!


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