Playboys, Paycocks and Playbills
Venue: Draiocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15 Website: http://www.draiocht.ie Price: FREE Date: Now- November 6th Time: Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm
An exhibition of Abbey Theatre poster designs from the 70s & 80s. This exhibition features the acclaimed art work of two graphic artists associated with the Abbey Theatre – Kevin Scally and Brendan Foreman. The exhibition represents a changing time in graphic design and the representation of the Abbey Theatre and also showcases different styles of printing and a broad range of productions, actors, directors, costume and set designers. These large and colourful posters show a variety of plays such as The Sanctuary Lamp by Tom Murphy (1975), Da (1973) and Stephen D (1978) by Hugh Leonard, Translations by Brian Friel, The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey and The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy (1983). These plays and others helped raise the Abbey Theatre’s international profile through their successful runs in London and on Broadway. In association with the National Print Museum—admission is free.