The Abbey Theatre

Baboró entered into a new partnership with The Community and Education Department of The Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre, to produce a regional tour of ‘Me, Mollser’ by Ali White in Spring 2016.

The Abbey Theatre and Baboró began to work together in 2015 to support a regional tour of ‘Me, Mollser’, a specially commissioned monologue play to introduce ‘The Plough and the Stars’ by Seán O’Casey to a younger audience. Baboró presented the original ‘Me, Mollser’ written by Ali White and directed by Sarah Fitzgibbon at Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in 2013. Baboró was delighted to use its experience of regional touring to increase access opportunities for children and teachers in rural schools throughout the country to this important work presented as part of Ireland 2016.

Three productions of ‘Me, Mollser’ toured the high roads and by roads of Ireland, allowing maximum access to school children all over the country. The productions played in schools, regional venues and community centres throughout Ireland to enthusiastic audiences. The Department of Education and Skills is a funding partner on the project.