with Velvet Alibi, Nov 2017

Past performances/projects:


May 2019

Play - written by Edie Shillue, directed by Patricia Byrne

"What happens when women get fed up?

After five years of ‘thinking globally and acting locally’, to raise awareness of climate change three women –tired of being ignored- decide to protest in Dublin. The protest coincides with a global economic summit. One woman takes a wrong turn, ends up at the summit and decides to singlehandedly change the protest. She kidnaps a certain American, determined to exchange him for a 'different' type of ransom. 

How far would you go to save the only planet you ever had?"

“Mothers Out Front’ is a truly amazing production with three of the best actors who work brilliantly together. Comedy and tragedy getting the message of our climate emergency out there. Wonderfully written!”

Clare Cregan, audience member

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Cardboard City of Rumours

April-Oct 2019

Joint facilitation project involving several of the city's best artists/facilitators working with several groups from Extern (project managed by The Waterside Theatre),  combining drama, film-making, music, circus, set & lighting design, sound recording and set building to produce a cardboard city installation.


Doolin Writer's Weekend 2019

January 2019


St Bridget's Celebration @ London Irish Centre

Saturday February 2nd 2019

Join us in welcoming spring with a celebration of powerful Irish female talent as part of the Irish Embassy's St Brigids day festival.
This night of musical and spoken word performances is the perfect way to wave goodbye to winter and look forward to the year ahead with some of the most creative and talented female performers Ireland has to offer.

Hosted by Angela Scanlon (Ambassador of the London Irish Centre) and with performances from

Tara Flynn

Anne-Marie O'Farrell

Abby Oliveira

Eimear McGeown

Natalya O Flaherty

Lisa Lambe

Gemma Hayes

Event link:  https://www.londonirishcentre.org/Event/st-brigids-day-celebration-2019

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'Ghosts' and 'Legends of the Coven'

28th & 29th October 2018, 6.00pm and 8.30pm, £10 (for double-bill)

Double bill of one-woman shows: 'Ghosts' written/performed by Gemma Walker-Farren, and 'Legends of the Coven' written/performed by Abby Oliveira.

Legends of the Coven is a show that mixes theatre, storytelling,spoken-word poetry and video fx (by Mel Bradley), to present tales of a few of the world's historical, legendary 'witch women.' 

Tickets can be puchased here: http://www.echoechodance.com/whatson/ghosts-legends-of-the-covenhttp://www.echoechodance.com/whatson/ghosts-legends-of-the-coven


WeBloom Presents...Birdwoman

Monday 23rd July 2018, 8-11pm

The Workman's Club

Wellington Quay


Stoked to be doing a support slot for Dublin singer-songwriter Birdwoman at this event presented by WeBloom.
Also featuring Elkin and Korbo.


All Together Now festival, Waterford

August bank holiday weekend,
Curraghmore House, Co Waterford

The spoken word line up for this is off the charts!  Honoured and excited to be part of it, alongside the likes of superstars Reggie Watts and Saul Williams.

I'll be posting more precise info r.e venue, times when I get them.  Get down to this festival folks!


Bare in the Woods festival

Fri July 6th, 2018

I'll be doing a 45-minute set at Borris House, Carlow, spoken word stage.
There'll be a taste of poetry, storytelling, a sprinkling of hip hop.  Come along!

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Dublin: A Year In Words - poetry and spoken word tour

Sun 18th March, 2018. 1-5pm

Abby will be a featured poet on the poetry walking tour, curated as part of the 2018 St Patrick's Day festival, Dublin.  Tour begins at 1pm, and also features poets Natalya O' Flaherty, Phil Lynch, Dagogo Hart, Dairena ní Chinnéide, Erin Fornoff, and John Cummins.

Click link above for more details


North-West Hip Hop: A Night for Mental Health and Suicide Awareness

Friday 23rd November, 2018 - 9.00pm
Entry: free

Spoken-word set.

All proceeds go to HURT, Derry.

Colorful Dancer

Sunday 3rd December, 2017
Nerve Centre, Derry. 7-10pm. £5

After collaborating earlier this year with musician-in-residence at the Nerve Centre Marty Coyle, Abby will be performing a spoken-word/music set, as part of this weekend-long festival of new and original sounds, alongside many other artists who collaborated as part of the project.

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Saturday 18th November, 2017. 10.30pm

Abby will make a special guest appearance with Donegal funk soul jazz groove ensemble Velvet Alibi. 

Collaborating lyrically with the band on several of their musical compositions, look out for her at some of their upcoming gigs.  It's a beautiful thing, folks. A beeauuutiful thing...  ;-) 



May 2017

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Fire Performer

Sunday 6th August, 6.00pm

Spoken-Word and Comedy stage.

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Friday 11th August, 2017

between 7.30 and 9.30pm (tbc)

A few of our regular performers at the Monday Night Cure are donning our tents and boots and heading to do a 1-hour showcase at Stendhal Festival.  We have chosen a varied selection from our delectable platter of performer/writer styles. Come see us:

*Abby Oliveira - host/spoken word 

*Shane Deane, Dizzfunktional BMC& Amanda Healy of NW Hip-Hop

*Mz Noir - burlesque spoken word

*Ivory Cutlery - surrealist spoken word/harmonium in the name of the late great satirist Ivor Cutler

*Patchblud Poet - poetry

*Grim - singer/songwriter

*Sinead McKeever - poetry

Keep an eye out for further info!

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The Monday Night Gay Cure

Monday 21st August, 2017
Sandino's Bar, Derry

As part of Foyle Pride festival celebrations the MNGayC is back for the 3rd year in a row.  This year our headline acts are none other than Temper Mental Mz Elayneous, with support from Belfast spoken word rabble-rouser Anthony Ferguson.
Open mic will be on for all those who have writing or a performance to share.  You can share your own writings or something from one of your queer literary or activist champions.  This is a celebration.  Come, with your battered notebooks loaded and ready in the pockets of your faux furs; we're going over the rainbow.

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