Ed Murphy cast to play ‘DES LACKIN’ and ‘TOM CARNEY’ in Corn Exchange and the Abbey Theatre’s co-production THE FALL OF THE SECOND REPUBLIC..

Emer Hackett is a fearless and determined investigative reporter – her target is the Taoiseach, Manny Spillane, a wily political survivor.

Their paths cross in the ruins of an old theatre, set to be the site for a banking centre, which promises to bring wealth to the Irish economy as well to Spillane and his cohorts.

What Emer uncovers sparks a fury of consequences for her newspaper, her colleagues and the political framework of the country.

A new ensemble comedy from the creators of the much-loved Dublin By Lamplight, The Corn Exchange look at what Ireland might have become, 50 years after its independence.


Cast: Andrew Bennett
Cast: Declan Conlon
Cast: John Doran
Cast: Caitríona Ennis
Cast: Anna Healy
Cast: Camille Lucy Ross
Cast: Niamh McCann
Cast: Eddie Murphy
Cast: Patrick Ryan
Writer: Michael West
Director: Annie Ryan
Set Design: Katie Davenport
Costume Design: Saileóg O'Halloran
Lighting Design: Sinéad Wallace
Music and Sound Design: Denis Clohessy
Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth

24 February – 14 March On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview: Monday 24 February

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €32

Running Time: 2 hours

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