14 Jul 2016

DYT presents Rising Aug 17-20 on the Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre

Rising: Dublin Youth Theatre

Inspired by the role young people played in the lead-up to 1916, Rising is a wide-ranging contemporary look at what revolution means to young people in Ireland now.

Using archive material, interviews with young people, artists, journalists, and politicians, as well as other sources, it explores how young people today become radicalised to engage with social and political issues.

It asks what role they can play in a democratic society, what motivates them to action and what they can learn from the past.

Developed with a cast of 20 DYT members in collaboration with documentary playwright Helena Enright and director Tom Creed, Rising is an exploration of art as activism, music as mobilizer and theatre as propaganda machine.

Booking details for Rising: Dublin Youth Theatre

Dates: 17 – 20 August
Times: Wed – Sat 8pm, Sat matinees 2.30pm
on the Peacock stage
Tickets: €18 / €16 Conc.
Groups Rate for Youth Theatre and Youth Groups: €10

To book please visit the Abbey Theatre website or call (01) 8787222



  • Helena Enright
    Written & Created by
  • Tom Creed
    Directed & Created by
  • Sarah Jane Shiels
    Set and Lighting Designer
  • Jack Cawley
    Music and Sound Designer
  • Deirdre Dwyer
    Costume Designer

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