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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!

Accessibility information: Thursday 20 September, 8pm Sign language interpreted performance


Arán agus Ím and Gaeilge Tamagotchi

Join us for two very special events, Arán agus Ím and Gaeilge Tamagotchi presented in association with the Abbey Theatre and Manchán Magan

To complement the upcoming performances of The Abbey Theatre’s Jimmy’s Hall, Manchán Magan will perform two of his theatrical installations Gaeilge Tamagotchi and Arán & Im over the course of two days.

Gaeilge Tamagotchi

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd September, 1pm & 6pm

To book tickets, call us on 021 4270022 or click here

The Irish language has 4,400 different words merely to describe someone; to convey their character, their demeanour, their shape or stature. They are rarely used now. Many are already dead.

súghóg – stain left by tears
iarmhaireacht – loneliness at cock-crow
dril – drop glancing in the sun
spailp – surprise kiss

In Gaeilge Tamagotchi Manchan invites you to adopt an Irish word. Participants wind through a labyrinth of 30m of raw Irish linen to receive an endangered Irish word from the artist, which they agree to nurture, nourish and take guardianship of. They each receive a word unique to them and are given the opportunity to print or paint their word on stone, oak-wood or linen as a ritualistic covenant.

Gaeilge Tamagotchi – Gaeilge

Tá 4,400 focal éagsúil sa Ghaeilge le cur síos a dhéanamh ar dhuine: lena  gcarachtar, a meon, a gcruth a chur in iúl. Is annamh a úsáidtear a bhformhór acu anois. Tá cuid mhór acu básaithe cheana féin.

In Gaeilge Tamagotchi tugann Manchán cuireadh duit focal Gaeilge a uchtú. Siúlann tú trí lúbra 30m de línéadach Éireannach le focal Gaeilge atá i mbaol a fháil ó Mhanchán, agus geallann tú an focal a chothú agus a chaomhnú agus cúram a dhéanamh de. Faigheann gach éinne focal sainiúil dó nó di féin amháin, agus tugtar an deis dó nó di an focal a phéinteáil nó a phriontáil ar cloch, ar adhmad darach nó ar línéadach mar chúnant deasghnách.



Arán agus Ím

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd September, 3pm

To book tickets, call us on 0214270022 or click here


Arán & Im is a theatrical performance/installation in which Manchán bakes sourdough bread for 2 hours while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world.

It is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream.


Arán & Im – Gaeilge

Is taibhiú drámaíochta é Arán & Im ina mbácálann Manchán arán taois ghéir ar feadh  dhá uair an chloig fad is a thugann sé léargas ar iontaisí na Gaeilge  – agus é ag ceiliúradh focail mhealltacha a bhaineann leis an tírdhreach, téarmaí i dtaca le hiomas agus léirstean, agus an iliomad nathanna a thugann beocht do chumhacht agus mistéir an tsaoil nádúrtha.




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