27 November 2010 – 16 December 2010


November 2010 — The Abbey Theatre is delighted to present OUTSIDERS by leading economist and commentator David McWilliams on a nationwide tour this November and December. The tour will start on Saturday 27 November in the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny and finishes on Thursday 16 December in An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny. David McWilliams takes to the stage in a show which is part stand up, part discussion, part social observation and is directed by award-winning director Conall Morrison.

OUTSIDERS is a characteristically vivid, humorous and uncompromising account of what is going on in Ireland. In a unique theatre piece that had its world premiere on the Peacock stage last June, McWilliams offers a narrative of the recent collusion between the insiders of the Irish political system and the financial sector.

McWilliams believes Ireland’s political and social divide is not so much about rich and poor, young and old, urban and rural, but about Insiders and Outsiders. The Insiders — found in every village, town and city — are those with a stake in our country who believe that today’s status quo must be preserved at all costs. The Outsiders — who might live next door — are those who realise that the status quo is part of the problem.

In Ireland every time there is a crisis, the Insiders get stronger, not weaker. Far from losing power and paying for the chaos they caused, they tighten their grip on the country. In contrast, the Outsiders are excluded and left to fend for themselves. That is what happened in the 1950s and the 1980s and it is happening again now. But there is an alternative. OUTSIDERS is about the alternative.

While the others cheered the boom, only one economist accurately predicted the collapse and mess we find ourselves in. He told you the truth then; he’s telling you the truth now.

Outsiders tour dates

Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
Saturday 27 November, 8pm
Tickets: €18/€16 (conc.)
Booking: 056-7761674 / www.watergatetheatre.com

Everyman Palace, Cork
Sunday 28 November, 8pm
Tickets: €25 / €20 (conc.) / €7 students (limited availability)
Bookings: www.everymanpalace.com / 021 4501673
Telephone & internet bookings are subject to a handling change

Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Tuesday 30 November, 8pm
Tickets €18/15 (conc.)
Booking: 091-569777/ www.tht.ie

Glór, Ennis
Thursday 1 December, 8pm
Tickets – €18/€15 (conc.)
Booking: 065 6843103 / www.glór.ie

Backstage Theatre, Longford
Thursday 2 December, 8.30pm
Tickets €18/€16 (conc.)
Bookings 043 3347888 / www.backstage.ie

Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
Friday 3 December, 8pm
Tickets €20/€16 (conc.)
Booking: 057 8663355 / www.dunamaise.ie

Siamsa Tíre, Kerry
Saturday 4, Sunday 5 December, 8pm
Tickets €19
Booking: (066) 7123055 / www.siamsatire.com

Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 December, 8pm
Tickets: TBC
Booking: 01 231 2929 / www.paviliontheatre.ie

Garterlane, Waterford
Monday 13 December
Tickets: TBC
Booking: 051 855038 / www.garterlane.ie

Draíocht, Blanchardstown
Main Auditorium
Tuesday 14 December, 8pm
Tickets: €18 / €14 (conc.)
Booking: 01-885 2622 / www.draiocht.ie

Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare
Wednesday 15 December, 8pm
Tickets : €20/ €18 (conc.)
Book 045 448327 / www.riverbank.ie

An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny
Thursday 16 December, 8pm
Tickets €20/€15 (conc.)
Booking: 074 912 0777 / www.angrianan.com

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