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The Dead (theatre)

Frank McGuinness
Publication/Performance Date: 
Faber & Faber


The Dead, the celebrated short story from James Joyce’s Dubliners, is a recognised masterpiece.

This Christmas, the Abbey Theatre presents this classic in a new dramatisation by one of Ireland’s most important playwrights, Frank McGuinness.

The year is 1904. It is a snowy winter’s night in the city of Dublin. Gretta and Gabriel Conroy are among the guests at the Morkan Sisters’ annual dinner on the Feast of the Epiphany and the last day of Christmas. An evening of laughter, music and dance ends in an epiphany for Gabriel.

Joe Dowling, former Director of the Abbey Theatre, returns to direct a stellar cast of Irish actors in the must see theatre event of the year.

-- from Abbey Theatre