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Abbey Theatre 2016 Waking The Nation Programme Launch

Abbey Theatre, Waking The Nation, 2016 Programme Launch

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.

Stephen Fleming Event photographer - Pr Photographer - Portrait Photographer - Senator Fiach MacConghail - Waking The Nation - Abbey Theatre
Senator Fiach MacConghail & Bridie Murphy at Abbey Theatre 2016 ‘Waking The Nation’ programme launch
Stephen Fleming Event photographer - Pr Photographer - Portrait Photographer - Ian Lloyd Anderson - Waking The Nation - Abbey Theatre
Actor Ian Lloyd Anderson
Stephen Fleming Event photographer - Pr Photographer - Portrait Photographer - Philip McMahon - Waking The Nation - Abbey Theatre
Phillip McMahon

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

Stephen Fleming Event photographer - Pr Photographer - Portrait Photographer- Councillor Brid Smith - Waking The Nation - Abbey Theatre
Councillor Brid Smith with her mother Bridie Murphy in front of the plaque listing her father Barney Murphy who participated in the Rising of Easter Week 1916

 

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