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Programme announced for Dublin Theatre Festival

1 of 1 Hamlet is playing at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Hamlet is playing at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

The programme for the 2014 Dublin Theatre Festival, which takes place from September 25 to October 12, has been announced.

This year's festival features over 10 world premiere productions from Irish writers and companies as well as an extensive array of international work.

Love/Hate star Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Ciarán Hinds and Sinéad Cusack will take to the stage at the Abbey Theatre for Our Few and Evil Days, the new work by Mark O'Rowe.

Eimear McBride's novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing will be adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan of The Corn Exchange with actress Aoife Duffin (Moone Boy) taking the lead role.

Druid will stage two plays by Tom Murphy, Bailegangaire and Brigit, while Fishamble: The New Play Company will put on Deirdre Kinahan's Spinning.

Hugo Hamilton's play The Mariner will have its world premiere at The Gate Theatre. 

Irish language theatre company Fíbín Teo will stage Réiltín by Paul Mercier, the first Irish language play at the festival since 1997.

William Shakespeare's Hamlet, from world renowned theatre house Schaubühne (Berlin), will be staged at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

For further information, visit: www.dublintheatrefestival.com.

Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the festival Willie White said: "In this programme I aim to reflect the quality and range of current Irish and international theatre, to mix humour and seriousness and to present intimate performances alongside large-scale work.

"It is more difficult than it has been for some time to make theatre but the talent and resourcefulness of generations of Irish theatre practitioners shines through in the 2014 festival programme."

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