The Abbey Theatre launched their 2016 programme WAKING THE NATION with a photo and press call. Actors performed a short clip from Oedipus currently running on stage at the theatre.
Also in attendance were:
Senator Fiach MacConghail – Director of the Abbey Theatre
Bryan McMahon – Chairman of the board of the Abbey Theatre
Tánaiste – Joan Bruton
Heather Humphries – Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht
Aodhán Ó’Riordáin – Minister of State at the Department of Justice, Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Actors including Ian Lloyd-Anderson, Geraldine Plunkett, Kate Stanley Brennan, Ger Kelly, Liam Heslin, Hilda Fay and playwright Philip McMahon were also in attendance.
Relatives of members of the theatre company who took part in the 1916 rising also took to the stage for photos with ministers and Actors.
Actor Ian Lloyd Anderson at the Abbey Theatre 2016 ‘Waking The Nation’ programme launch
Playwright Phillip McMahon at the Abbey Theatre 2016 ‘Waking The Nation’ programme launch
~ Prof Patrick McNally, DCU