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Katie Roche Research Pack launched

17 Oct 2017

Inspired by the recent production of Katie Roche in the Abbey Theatre, we are delighted to share a Research Pack by Dr. Marie Kelly. 


Following its recently acclaimed production of Katie Roche by Teresa Deevy (directed by Caroline Byrne) the Abbey Theatre (Dublin) has posted a downloadable online Research Pack containing a broad range of material on this important playwright and her work in the Irish dramatic canon. Compiled and researched by Marie Kelly (University College Cork), the pack contains significant archival material, critical responses and interviews with creatives. Contributors include:


Fiona Becket (University of Leeds)

Caroline Byrne (theatre director)

Amanda Coogan (performance artist)

Úna Kealy (Waterford Institute of Technology)

Marie Kelly (University College Cork)

Cathy Leeney (University College Dublin)

Chris Morash (Trinity College Dublin)

Kate McCarthy (Waterford Institute of Technology)

Barbara McCormack (Maynooth University)

Morna Regan (dramaturg/writer)

Eibhear Walshe (University College Cork)


Click here to view or download the Katie Roche Research pack, or go to 

For more on this story contact:

Dr. Marie Kelly 
Drama and Theatre Studies
School of Music and Theatre
University College Cork
Tel | 021-4904360

Department of Theatre

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