Corn Exchange in association with the Abbey Theatre present

Dublin by Lamplight

by Michael West

in collaboration with the company

directed by Annie Ryan

‘A delightful romp of revolutionary fantasy…’

Sunday Independent


The Irish Times


The Irish Examiner


The Arts Desk

The Corn Exchange’s much loved, alternative version of the founding of a national theatre.

Amidst the filth and fury of Dublin 1904, the theatrical event of the century is about to explode! Fading stars, rebels, whores and romantics irreverently expose the strange and lurid world of Dublin by Lamplight.

An instant hit when it first premiered over 10 years ago, this major revival for the Abbey Theatre in Spring 2017 features razor–sharp direction by Annie Ryan and Corn Exchange’s head spinning and exquisite Commedia dell’arte style.

This hugely entertaining and anarchic production could be a night to change a nation’s destiny! Unless it all goes horribly wrong...

Backstage at the Festival 26 July

Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Prof. Patrick Lonergan, NUI Galway