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  • Back in Ireland and back on The Abbey Theatre stage, Nichola MacEvilly is one of our team of actors this year. We hope her new pup and her jigsaws survive The 24 Hours without her. Oh and word to the wise, Nichola, there is no point bringing your knitting... you won't have a minute to spare! Introduce yourself please. You can even describe yourself as your granny would. I'm Nichola MacEvilly! I was accidentally born in Cavan but was bread and buttered in Sligo! I trained at Rose Bruford in London and have an MA from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I then continued living there for FAR TOO LONG but am now living and working in Ireland.

  • NIGHT LETTERS by ROSS DUNGAN Directed by PETER DALY | Assistant Director CAOIMHE COBURN GRAY Starring KAREN ARDIFF, JAY DUFFY, and WILL O'CONNELL

    Will O'Connell is obviously quite mad. Not content with acting in ​NIGHT LETTERS by Ross Dungan as part of our 2014 productions alongside Karen Ardiff and Jay Duffy, he obviously decided his director Peter Daly had an easy time of it and has returned as one of our directors this year.  We'll soon learn him! We highly recommend you follow him on Twitter @willoconnell - a film in which he plays a major role is shortlisted for an Oscar you know! So you participated in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre before: what are your fondest/ most nightmare causing memories? What are you looking forward to/ terrified of? I participated in the 24 Hour Plays as an actor in 2014.

  •  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

  • Thommas Kane Byrne performs

    We were so excited about our creative team announcements recentlhy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We have a really interesting posse this year! We can't wait to see some interesting combos coming out of the Meet and Greet on the Saturday night before the performance. I'm getting chills just thinking about the nerves and excitement! Where they can the team have taken a few moments to answer a few questions about their experience of theatre in the past, present and in the future. We always think it adds an added frisson at the Meet and Greet and at the main event when we understand the background of the members of the creative teams. Without further ado please welcome Thommas

  • The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at the Everyman Palace, Cork. Picture: Miki Barlok

    Let's not tell her that the directors don't have to stay up all night... the play will be trippy, man! As you'll see from her introduction below, Julie is no slacker, having directed five full length productions since taking up the reins as Artistic Director of The Everyman in Cork. This includes The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at the Everyman Palace, Cork which is our feature image here. (Picture: Miki Barlok) Julie is one of our directors this year so hopefully she will transfer some of her non-slacker vibes to her cast on the big day (3rd February, Abbey Theatre Dublin, you've got your tickets right?) Howaya Julie! Where can we find more about you online? On Twitter I'm