From left to right: Janet Moran, Charlie Bonner, Karen Ardiff, Enda Oates and Rebecca Root in Rathmines Road by Deirdre Kinahan. Photograph by Patrick Redmond.
Fishamble: The New Play Company and Abbey Theatre, Ireland present the world premiere of Rathmines Road by Deirdre Kinahan
Olivier Award-winning Fishamble and the Abbey Theatre are delighted to present Deirdre’s latest powerful and questioning drama as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2018. Bristling with tension, Rathmines Road unleashes a brutal truth that affects us all. It is a play that asks: when and how do we take responsibility?
Fraught, funny and ferocious this new drama challenges the cultural response to accusations of sexual assault. Will truth out?
Directed by Jim Culleton, Rathmines Road features a stellar cast of Karen Ardiff, Charlie Bonner, Janet Moran, Enda Oates and Rebecca Root. Fishamble is committed to presenting a diverse range of voices on the Irish stage and to representing communities with authenticity. When Rebecca Root takes to the stage in Rathmines Road it will be the first time that a transgender actor will play a transgender character in a professional theatre production on the Irish stage.
Gordon Grehan, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) said "We are delighted that, for the first time in Ireland, a transgender actor has been cast as a trans character in a play. Acceptance and understanding of our community is fostered by the positive visibility of trans people in all areas of life, including in the arts. It is exciting that trans people will attend our national theatre and see themselves represented on stage by the talented, trailblazing Rebecca Root, in what we are sure will be another must-see Fishamble production."
Fishamble has previously produced Deirdre Kinahan’s play Broken as part of Tiny Plays for Ireland in Project Arts Centre in Dublin, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Irish Arts Center in New York, and Spinning as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2014. The Abbey produced Deirdre’s play The Unmanageable Sisters earlier this year.
Suitable for ages 14+
Directed by Jim Culleton
Set and Costume Design: Maree Kearns
Lighting Design: Kevin Smith
Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
Civic Theatre, 4-6 Oct (previews) & Abbey Theatre, on the Peacock Stage, 9 - 27 Oct 2018
Previews: 4–6 Oct, 8pm
Abbey Theatre, on the Peacock Stage
Free First Preview: 9 Oct, 8pm
Dates: 10–13 Oct, 8pm
World premiere 10 October as part of Dublin Theatre Festival
Duration: Approx. 80 mins. No interval.
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