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The Abbey Theatre’s self-inflicted wounds

The joint chief executives of the Abbey have improved the box office returns at the national theatre, but a little caution and humility might have helped

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
13th January, 2019

And so, the Abbey finds itself in turmoil again.

It recently endured an annus horribilis with the exclusion of female theatre-makers from its 2016 cultural programme.

That was an indefensible act that spurred the creation of the Waking the Feminists movement, which attracted support worldwide.

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