For the past year Jimmy was acting Literary Director of the Abbey Theatre. His acclaimed production The Resistable Rise of Aturo Ui is currently running at the Abbey Theatre . His productions at the Abbey Theatre include The Seafarer by Conor McPherson, The Playboy of the Western World in a new version by Bisi Adigun and Roddy Doyle, Saved by Edward Bond for which he won Best Director Irish Times Theatre Award 2007, The School for Scandal by R B Sheridan, Howie the Rookie by Mark O’Rowe, True West by Sam Shepard, Shakespeare’s Henry IV in an edit by Mark O’Rowe, The Muesli Belt by Jimmy Murphy, Flánn O’ Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds adapted by Alex Johnston and Melonfarmer by Alex Johnston. He is Artistic Director of Bedrock Productions. His recent productions include Roberto Zucco by Bernard Marie-Koltes, This is not a Life by Alex Johnston, That Time by Samuel Beckett for Bedrock’s Beckett’s Ghosts at Project Arts Centre, Shooting Gallery by Des Bishop and Arthur Riordan, the experimental double-bill of Self-Accusation and Pale Angel under the rubric Urban Ghosts as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival, Faraway by Caryl Churchill, Entertainment by Alex Johnston, the Irish premiere of Blasted by Sarah Kane, The Massacre @ Paris by Christopher Marlowe, Wideboy Gospel by Ken Harmon, Quay West and Night Just Before the Forest by Bernard Marie-Koltes. Other productions include most recently,The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger by Paul Howard (Landmark Productions), a Romanian version of Malachy McKenna’s Tillsonburg at Arad State Theatre, Transylvania and Sibiu Festival, Romania, The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco adapted by Owen McCafferty (Tinderbox), Martin Lynch’s monologue for Convictions (Tinderbox at Crumlin Road Jail), True West (Lyric Theatre), Blown by Nicholas Field, Royal Supreme and Melonfarmer by Alex Johnston (Theatre Royal, Plymouth). For Bickerstaffe he directed Rap Éire by Arthur Riordan and Des Bishop and Comedians by Trevor Griffiths which won the Best Production of the Dublin Theatre Festival 1999. Jimmy was the Theatre Curator Kilkenny Arts Festival, 2007. He was the first director of the Dublin Fringe Festival (1995 -1996), which he co-founded with Bedrock Productions.