JIMMY’S HALL 2018

Bursting with music, dance, poetry and song, the must-see feel-good show of last summer returns.
Jimmy’s Hall tells the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. His crime was to build a dance hall where he encouraged the local community to learn, to argue and to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.
A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the village, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He decides to reopen the hall, and so takes on the established authorities of the church and the government. Directed by Graham McLaren.
Sarah Madigan plays Marie.
14th – 21st July at the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
26th July – 8th September at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin
11th – 15th September at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway
18th – 22nd September at the Cork Opera House, Cork