- 22 Nov 22
Tales from the Holywell will be showing from 30 January - 18 February 2023 on the Abbey stage.
Damien Dempsey and Conor McPherson are teaming up to bring Abbey Theatre audiences Tales from the Holywell, an intimate theatrical reflection on the Dublin singer-songwriter's life and career this January.
Over the course of his remarkable career, singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey has established himself as one of the country's most beloved artists. One of the building blocks on his way to claiming a key place in Irish music was his second album, Seize The Day, released in 2003 and featuring music legends like Brian Eno, Sinéad O'Connor, and Caroline Dale.
Drawing influence from the likes of Bob Marley, Christy Moore, Luke Kelly and Shane MacGowan, the award-winning, chart-topping singer-songwriter has crafted a unique, soulful sound, centred around his powerful voice. Now his story is coming to the stage.
"I’m searching in the murk of my own past, looking for clues as to how I can live now, today. History around me. History within me," he says.
One of Ireland’s great musical storytellers, Damien Dempsey's self-written new theatre piece is directed by acclaimed Irish writer and director Conor McPherson.
In Tales from the Holywell, Damien invites us on a journey through his life – reflecting on his childhood, the early stages of his music-making and life as an Irish musician, with a powerful story to tell.
This production will follow the Abbey’s staging of director Conor McPherson’s award-winning play The Weir and the international success of his smash-hit Girl from the North Country.
Tales from the Holywell is a revealing insight into the artist we know and love as Damo. Musicians in the piece include Lucia McPartlin, Rod Quinn and Aura Stone.
Book tickets here.