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Aaron Monaghan has been on the Abbey stage before. But not like this…

 We are delighted to welcome Aaron Monaghan to the #24HrDub Family for 2019. Aaron Monaghan is an Ensemble Member with Druid Theatre and the Artistic Director of Livin’ Dred Theatre Co. and we are thrilled to have him on our Creative Team this year.  He will be acting in one of six brand new plays that will be created for The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate on Sunday February 3rd 2019. Book Tickets Online and don’t come cryin’!

He has worked extensively with the Abbey Theatre and performed all over the world in plays such as The Playboy of The Western World, DruidMurphy, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Walworth Farce and Waiting for Godot. His most recent work includes The Second Violinist and Richard III

He has appeared in numerous Television and Film productions including Assassins Creed, The Foreigner and Love/Hate.

His Directing credits include Walking The Road, From All Sides and Charlie’s A Clepto (which, fact fiends, was written and performed by our very own Clare Monnelly! So The 24 Hour Plays can’t be all that harrowing – I’m sure she would have warned you….)

He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Lucille Lortel Award, The Irish Times Theatre Award and The OBIE Award for Outstanding Performance.

Aaron Monaghan
Aaron Monaghan
Hi Aaron! Have you participated in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre before? If yes what is your fondest/ most nightmare causing memories? If no what are you looking forward to/ terrified of?

No. I’m looking forward to trying to be calm in the what must surely be chaos.

When you think back to yourself as a teenager what change in yourself has been most surprising to you as an adult?

I’m utterly surprised that that teenager ended up doing what I’m doing, and just as surprised to realise lately that I haven’t changed all that much at all.

If you could change one thing about theatre in Ireland what would it be? Woah! #Deep

I would love Theatre in Ireland to be slightly less insular, more representative and inclusive of all classes of society and include all of the country and not just the urban centres. I wish we all didn’t have to fight over money and make artistic choices constrained by economics. I wish “Just Another Play” wasn’t a phrase that was spoken.

Comedy or Tragedy? Why?

Comedy, because Comedy is Tragedy, but you just have to work a bit harder to see it.

Tickets are selling fast so if you don’t want to miss a chance of seeing Aaron perform as part of an ensemble of up to 30 actors on a very, very, very newly minted play on Sunday 3rd February 2019 in The Abbey Theatre Dublin then BOOK YOUR TICKETS now!