Marina Carr



Emily Hickman
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Marina is currently working on a number of new theatre commissions. Marina was awarded the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize.


GIRL ON AN ALTAR (Kiln Theatre) 2022
Directed by Annabelle Comyn
“Bracingly good reworking of Greek myth is mesmerising… Marina Carr’s examination of the Trojan War through women’s eyes is gripping”The Evening Standard ★★★★

PORTIA COUGHLAN (The Abbey Theatre) 2022
Directed by Caroline Byrne.
Starring Denise Gough.
“Powerful… devastatingly honest.” – The Sunday Times – ★★★★
“This unforgettable story remains searing in its relevance” – The Irish Times – ★★★★

IGIRL (The Abbey Theatre) 2021
Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin
“Marina Carr’s latest play is a densely woven tapestry that illuminates at every level” – The Times – ★★★★

BLOOD WEDDING (The Young Vic, London) 2019
Directed by Yaël Farber
★★★★ – The Guardian

WOMAN AND SCARECROW (Irish Repertory Theater, New York) 2018
Directed by Ciaran O’Reilly

ON RAFTERY’S HILL (Abbey Theatre) 2018
Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin
“striking and pummelling production…Marina Carr’s bleak topical tragedy is like the fresh jolt of a recurring nightmare” The Irish Times – ★★★★

ANNA KARENINA (Abbey Theatre) 2016-17
Directed by Wayne Jordan
“Riveting… She lays her own mark upon the material, too, bringing a mordant wit to the characters’ bleak situations” – The Irish Times – ★★★★
“Marina Carr makes Leo Tolstoy’s novel her own in this brilliant adaptation that squarely places the tragic love story at the centre of human experience… don’t miss it”The Irish Independent

MARY GORDON (National Concert Hall) 2016
An oratorio with Music by Brian Irvine and Neil Martin

Directed by Erica Whyman
“A beautifully terrifying, almost uncannily elegant play” –  The Independent – ★★★★
“The violence lies in Carr’s language, shocking and extraordinarily vivid: we almost hear the buzzing of carrion flies, smell the stench of carnage.” – The Times – ★★★★
“This is a play about persuasion and Carr has imbued the characters’ rhetoric with passion and a brisk immediacy” –  The Evening Standard ★★★★

BY THE BOG OF CATS (Abbey Theatre revival) 2015
Directed by Selina Cartmell

RIGOLETTO (Opera Theatre Company, Irish National Tour) 2015
New contemporary translation of Verdi’s opera
Directed by Selina Cartmell

16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES (The Abbey Theatre) 2011
Directed by Wayne Jordan

PHAEDRA BACKWARDS (McCarter Theatre, Princeton) 2011
Directed by Emily Mann

THE GIANT BLUE HAND (Ark Theatre Commission) 2010
Directed by Selina Cartmell

Directed by Vicky Featherstone

MARBLE (Abbey Theatre) 2009
Directed by Jeremy Herrin

THE CORDELIA DREAM (RSC at Wilton’s Music Hall) 2008
Directed by Selina Cartmell

WOMAN AND SCARECROW (Royal Court Theatre) 2006
Directed by Ramin Gray
Starring Fiona Shaw and Brid Brennan
Revival at the Abbey Theatre 2007

BY THE BOG OF CATS (Wyndham’s Theatre) 2004
Directed by Dominic Cooke
Starring Holly Hunter
Transferred from the Abbey Theatre 1998

ARIEL (Abbey Theatre, Dublin) 2002
Directed by Conal Morrison

ON RAFTERY’S HILL (Town Hall Theatre Galway; Royal Court Theatre Downstairs; Kennedy Center Washington DC) 2000
Commission from Druid Theatre Company
Directed by Garry Hynes

Commission from the Abbey Theatre
Directed by Patrick Mason

Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1996
Royal Court Theatre 1996
Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award
The Actor’s Free Studio, New York 1998

Peacock Theatre, Dublin 1994
Winner of Best New Irish Play at Dublin Theatre Festival 1994
Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1995
McCarter Theatre, Princeton 1996
Tricycle Theatre, London 1997

LOW IN THE DARK (Projects Arts Centre, Dublin) 1989

Rehearsed reading 1989
Dublin Theatre Festival 1989
Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1991


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