Abbey Theatre directors on performing through the pandemic

Neil Murray and Graham McLaren believe their shared ethos and some earlier battles with the wider theatre community equipped them to respond in a creative and constructive way to the devastation caused by Covid-19

29th August, 2020
Abbey Theatre directors on performing through the pandemic
Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, joint directors of the Abbey Theatre. Picture: Fergal Phillips.

What do you do when a virus shuts down your industry, your culture, your art form, your means to make a living, your means to communicate and express yourself to the outside world? What do you do when you feel helpless and redundant, isolated and worried?

These are the glib universal questions hanging over everyone involved in the arts and entertainment industries in the time of the great leveller that is Covid-19.

On March 12,...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Theatre: A nuanced look at toxic masculinity and consent

Theatre Sara Keating 1 week ago

Dublin Theatre Festival: Let the shows begin

Theatre Sara Keating 2 weeks ago

Phillip McMahon interview: ‘I feel more fragile talking about this play than any other I have done’

Theatre Sara Keating 4 weeks ago

Theatre: Walsh’s Medicine packs a punch with a maelstrom of mania and menace

Theatre Sara Keating 1 month ago