28 February, 2014
Areaman are proud to be supporting The 24 Hour Plays by filming the 23 hours and 59 minutes of creative graft that will preceed the performances this Sunday at The Abbey Theatre. Our behind the scenes film will screen just before the 6 brand new plays are presented, giving the audience a sense of the chaos, fun and hard work that goes in to conceiving of and staging a play within 24 hours.
For one night only Ireland’s most talented stars of stage and screen will join forces to create six brand new plays written, rehearsed and presented all within 24 hours. After sell-out shows in 2012 and 2013, The 24 Hour Plays Dublin is back for the third year in a row to benefit Dublin Youth Theatre.
This annual fundraiser promises to delight and excite as Ireland’s leading actors, playwrights, and directors of stage and screen return to create, rehearse, and present 6 brand new short plays in just 24 hours! This year will see singer Camille O’Sullivan perform throughout the evening as well as Domhnall Gleeson, Jay Duffy, Ali White, Laurence Kinlan, Lauren Larkin, Kelly Campbell, Aaron Heffernan and Ger Kelly, Karen Ardiff, Paul Reid, Hilda Fay (Fair City), Shane O’ Reilly, Michelle McMahon, Bryan Burroughs, Louise Lewis, Barry O’Connor, Jacinta Sheerin, Will O’Connell, Clare Barrett, Sam O’Mahony, Fiona Bell, Aoibheann McCaul and Kathy Rose O’Brien. The team of writers include: Michelle Read, Gavin Kostick, Abbie Spallen, Carmel Winters, Ross Dungan and Mark Cantan. The directors are Lynne Parker, Jim Culleton, Tom Creed, Peter Daly, Maisie Lee and Louise White. On Sunday, 2nd March, both veterans and first timers of The 24 Hour Plays Dublin will join forces for this very special night of theatre.
Dublin Youth Theatre is a registered charity celebrating its 37th anniversary this year. Since its foundation it has forged a unique contribution to Irish theatre and youth work. DYT currently has a membership of 120 young people aged 14-22 from all across Dublin attending on a weekly basis.
The show is presented under a license and with the participation of The 24 Hour Company, New York, NY and is produced by Eva Scanlan and Phillip McMahon as a fundraising event for Dublin Youth Theatre.