Arroo Abú Theatre Company

An Irish theatre company based near Arroo mountain, Co. Leitrim.

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An Irish theatre company based in Co. Leitrim

Developing new and original contemporary work for theatre and radio, for local and national audiences

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About Arroo Abú

Established in 2011, Arroo Abú is a theatre group, based in Co. Leitrim in the northwest of Ireland.

Our mission is to develop new and original contemporary work for theatre and radio.

A funny and increasingly surreal production, this is a fresh, captivating show by an exciting new writer.

-Peter Crawly, Irish Times Magazine review of ‘My Word is My Bond

Irish Times review of My Word is My Bond

Testimonial: My Word is My Bond (Irish Times)

Testimonial: My Word is My Bond (Irish Times)

…the witty, charming tale of six members of a writer’s group and their mentor…

All in all, a very enjoyable 90 minutes.

The Journal.ie Magazine review of ‘My Word is My Bond

Journal.ie Review

Testimonial: My Word is My Bond (The Journal)

Testimonial: My Word is My Bond (The Journal)

The acting is sparing and naturalistic…Holmwood’s direction maintains a focus and concentration…

Derek West, Irish Theatre Magazine review of ‘My Word is My Bond

Irish Theatre Magazine review of 'My Word is My Bond'

Testimonial: My Word is My Bond (Irish Theatre Magazine)

Testimonial: My Word is My Bond (Irish Theatre Magazine)

A funny and increasingly surreal production, this is a fresh, captivating show by an exciting new writer.

-FRINGE Festival Director Róise Goan,

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Hugh McCabe’s long exposure image of ‘My Word is My Bond’ – http://tracesofthereal.com/tag/my-word-is-my-bond/

My Word is My Bond (BLOW Magazine)

My Word is My Bond (BLOW Magazine)

Projects

‘Under the one roof’ radio drama series (2015-16)

(The Big Snow & The Execution of Hugh Kelly)

Based on a publication by Jo Holmwood released in 2015 about fictional and interweaving histories in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. The podcasts of this play will be available on this website soon.

Hunter Gatherer (2015)

James and Ollie are two men with two addictions… in one prison cell. Can they save each other from themselves? How can they overcome the struggle of the compulsive man in a controlled society?

My Word is My Bond (2011)

Tired of the same old group dynamics, six members of a writers group and their mentor, Barry Keep, embark on a journey of truth. But how real are the stories that we tell? Does memory lie? This play – first produced in 2011 – provides an entertaining and thought-provoking exploration of the boundaries between reality and fiction, creativity and vanity.

Contact

Contact

Email arrooabu@gmail.com

Mobile +353 (0) 863067623

Social Links

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Our Team

Jo Holmwood, Arroo Abu Director

Jo Holmwood – Writer/Director

Jo is a graduate of Trinity College, where she studied Drama & Theatre Studies and Spanish. She established Arroo Abú in 2011 as a platform for the presentation of original contemporary work for theatre and radio in the northwest.

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Treasa Nealon Production assistant

Paul Gibson

Paul Gibson – Associate artist

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Maggie Cronin
Artistic collaborator

James Lawne

James Lawne
Artistic collaborator

Paddy McEneaney

Paddy McEneaney
Artistic collaborator

Eileen Slevin

Eileen Slevin
Artistic collaborator