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ON RAFTERY’S HILL at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin opens to rave reviews


Red Raftery is a powerful man and used to getting what he wants. He owns 300 acres of the finest land this side of the Shannon and west of the Pale, where he lives with three generations of his family. But there is something rotten on Raftery’s hill. The fields are full of animal carcasses and there is a stench in the air.

Set in a close-knit farming community, Marina Carr’s darkly comic and explosive play pushes a family to the limits. Directed by Abbey Theatre Associate Director Caitriona McLaughlin.

At the Abbey Theatre for a short run only, ending 12th May.

★★★★ Irish Times “Caitríona McLaughlin’s striking and pummelling production…Marina Carr’s bleak topical tragedy is like the fresh jolt of a recurring nightmare”

★★★★The Arts Review ‘an unmissable tour de force’


Published: 2nd May 2018