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An Abbey Theatre Production

This Beautiful Village



With government guidelines indicating all theatres cannot reopen until August 10th, this tour will not proceed. The Abbey Theatre’s plan to meet local artists at each of the touring venues will still take place, albeit digitally. This online meeting will take place inSligo, Hawk’s Well Theatre: 2 Jul 2020.

‘Paul, darlin’, this isn’t a democracy. It’s a residents association.’

Lisa Tierney-Keogh’s razor-sharp This Beautiful Village premiered at the Abbey Theatre with a sold-out run in September 2019.
On a quiet street in leafy, suburban Dublin, local residents meet about a piece of graffiti.
Who did it? What does it mean? And what’s to be done about it? They have wine and a quorum. Nothing can go wrong.
Exposing every side of what it means to co-exist in Ireland today, six people will confront their pride, prejudice and privilege.
It won’t be pretty. But it could be beautiful.


★★★★ 'Explosively funny' Sunday Business Post

'A terrific new play, utterly clued in to the zeitgeist' Irish Independent

'An absorbing, funny, challenging play as hot as today's bread fresh from the oven' Sunday Independent

'Excellent ensemble' The Guardian


Running Time

1 hour, 25 minutes with no interval



Writer: Lisa Tierney-Keogh

Director: David Horan

Set Designer: Ciaran Bagnall

Costume Designer: Katie Davenport

Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels

Composer & Sound Designer: Carl Kennedy

Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth

Dramaturg: Louise Stephens

Casting (2019): Amy Rowan
Casting (2020): Sarah Jones

Production Photography: Pat Redmond