Just announced! Abbey on Tour’s Sive

Drama fans rejoice! Sive is coming!

Seen by a whopping 30,000 people during its sell out run at the Abbey Theatre, we are delighted to announce that An Grianán Theatre will be hosting the Abbey Theatre’s Sive this October.

John B Keane’s Sive is an acknowledged masterpiece of the Irish theatre canon.

Muiris Crowley (Carthalawn) and Frank O’Sullivan (Pats Bocock) in the Abbey's Sive by John B. Keane. See it at An Grianan Letterkenny in Oct 2014.
Muiris Crowley (Carthalawn) and Frank O’Sullivan (Pats Bocock) in the Abbey’s Sive by John B. Keane.

Beautiful young Sive lives with her aunt and uncle in rural Kerry. Seán Dóta, an elderly farmer, offers the local match-maker Thomasheen Seán Rua, a large sum for her hand in marriage. Will this be too much for her aunt and uncle to resist?

Don’t miss this chance to rediscover this dark, powerful story of greed and passion.

‘a deeply moving performance’ – Irish Independent

‘a memorable drama’ – The Herald

‘engrossing and entertaining’ – The Sunday Business Post

‘an explosive, searing revival’ – Sunday Independent

‘a gripping production’ – The Sunday Times

About John B Keane

John B. Keane was born in 1928 in Listowel, County Kerry and was one of ten children. He lived briefly in England in the 1950’s, but returned to Listowel in 1955. He spent his literary career there, running the pub that bears his name and which provided him with so much inspiration. John B. Keane remains one of Ireland’s best loved playwrights.His best known works include The Field, Big Maggie, Many Young Men of Twenty, The Love Hungry Farmer, Moll, The Chastitute and The Year of the Hiker.

About the Abbey

Founded in 1904 by W. B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory, the Abbey is Ireland’s national theatre.

They produces an annual programme of diverse, engaging, innovative Irish and international theatre and invests in and promotes new Irish writers and artists.

They do this by placing the writer and theatre-maker at the heart of all that they do, commissioning and producing exciting new work and creating discourse and debate on the political, cultural and social issues of the day. Their aim is to present great theatre art in a national context so that the stories told on stage have a resonance with artists and audiences alike.

Recent productions presented by the Abbey in An Grianán Theatre include Owen McCafferty’s Quietly, Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars and Carmel Winters’ B for Baby.

Sive Performance dates: Tues 21 to Sat 25 October 2014. Open for booking now!

Discounts available for groups and schools. Enquire at box office on 074 912 0777.

Check out what audiences have been saying about Sive.

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