The 24 Hour Plays will return to the Abbey Theatre on Sunday, 01 February 2015, for the 4th annual presentation in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre. Six short plays will be written, rehearsed and presented all within 24 hours by the best of Irish writing and directing talent and over two dozen of Ireland’s most recognized stars of stage and screen. A team of over 20 theatre technicians, including producers from The 24 Hour Company in New York, will facilitate the work.
As a special fundraising event for Dublin Youth Theatre, tickets will cost from €30-€85, with all proceeds going directly to DYT. Tickets are now on sale www.abbeytheatre.ie / +353 1 87 87 222
The 24 Hour Plays originated in New York in the mid-90s and is now an annual gala benefit on Broadway, as well as at the Old Vic in London, with performances in Chicago, Athens and around the world. The first Irish incarnation of The 24 Hour Plays received its sold-out Irish premiere presentation in February 2012 at Project Arts Centre and went on to win a Special Recognition Award for Best Event at the Irish Fundraising Awards that year. In January 2013, the show moved to the Abbey Theatre where it played to a sold-out house. Now in its 4th year, The 24 Hour Plays has raised over €25,500 for Dublin Youth Theatre through ticket sales and donations.