The Waste Ground Party in the rehearsal room

Rehearsals are underway for The Waste Ground Party, a new play by Shaun Dunne. Here are the cast pictured on day one of rehearsals. The cast include: Louise Lewis (far left, front), Lloyd Cooney (second from left, second row), Jasmine Russell (third from left, front row), Gerry Stembridge, director (centre, back row), Shaun Dunne, playwright (centre, back row), Ger Ryan, (centre, front row), Alan Mahon (right).

From Dublin, Shaun is a graduate of the Abbey’s New Playwrights Programme, an 18 month intensive development programme. The Waste Ground Party was written on the programme. This play is the 25th new play the Abbey Theatre will produce in the last five years.

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