THE WORKHOUSE WARD
This recently acquired adaptation of Lady Gregory’s one-act comedy centres on two bickering paupers confined to adjacent hospital beds until the arrival of the Widow Donohue (Eileen Crowe). An excellent record of the Abbey’s writing, directing and acting skills.
DIRECTOR: Ria Mooney,
FILM INFO: 25 mins, Ireland, 1950, Digital, Black and White
CRADLE OF GENIUS
This Academy Award-nominated film, written by Frank O’Connor, presents a history of the Abbey as fondly remembered by Abbey stalwarts Siobhán McKenna, Maureen Delaney, Harry Brogan, Barry Fitzgerald and Seán O’Casey.
DIRECTOR: Paul Rotha
FILM INFO: 42 mins, Ireland, 1959, Digital, Black and White
Screening as part of , the IFI and Abbey Theatre presents – The Old Lady Says Yes: Lady Gregory, The Abbey, and Film on the 12th of May 2018. Click for more information.