Waking up to chronic gender bias in theatreland

The Abbey Theatre is facing into a new year – but will historical problems overwhelm its stated objectives of gender equality?

4th December, 2016
The Abbey Theatre in Dublin Pic: RollingNews.ie

With their unveiling last week of a new programme for the Abbey Theatre in 2017, the Abbey’s new directors Neil Murray and Graham McLaren stand poised on the brink of change, one foot planted in the past, the other tentatively inclining forwards to the future.

Now that the Abbey’s previous long-term director Fiach MacConghail has exited stage left, the new appointees, the Scotsman and the Welshman, have been given charge of a free gaff...

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