• From Thursday, 1 January 1970
  • To Thursday, 1 January 1970
  • Showing on Abbey stage


This June, the Abbey Theatre presents the world premiere of Shush, a new comedy from Elaine Murphy, the award winning writer of Little Gem.

It’s Breda’s birthday but life’s not been going according to plan of late. She’s in no mood to celebrate.

Her friends however have other ideas. Homemade birthday cake and too many Bacardis later – it turns out Breda’s not the only one with problems!

Shush is a funny and insightful story of female friendship and its power to overcome life’s adversities.

Join five Irish women with five different stories on a girls’ night in to remember.

What our audience say

Loved Shush at AbbeyTheatre tonight! Brilliant performances and excellent writing. It was both funny and moving. I would highly recommend it! - Fiona

Go see Shush, super night out; heartfelt comedy, epic one liners. - Eithne

Highly recommend Shush at the AbbeyTheatre laughed for the whole show, great night out. – Orla

Absolutely fantastic show last night, SHUSH is another winner, I laughed and I shed a couple of tears, it’s a MUST SEE. – Sandra

Booking Details

Thursday 6 June – Saturday 20 July
Previews: Thursday 6 June – Tuesday 11 June
Time: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm

Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Thursday 11 July 7.30pm
Captioned & Audio Described Performance: Saturday 13 July 2pm

On the Abbey stage

Tickets: €13 – €40 / Conc. €13 – €23

On tour

Civic Theatre, Tallaght | 23 – 27 July |
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire | 30 July – 3 August |

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Reviews: What you said

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We were at ‘ Shush ‘ last night which was excellent . The audience were in hysterics , it’s a great new comedy with a really strong cast. If you could do with a really good laugh - Don’t miss it!

Hi Krista,

Thank you for your query, a member of our box office team will be in contact with you shortly.

Abbey Theatre

A group of us is looking to see Shush on July 20. Can you advise as to if you have tickets still available for the matinee and evening shows? There is 6 of us.

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for getting in contact. A member of our box office team should be in touch with you directly to help with your query.

Abbey Theatre

We are trying to buy tickets to see Shush when we are in Dublin on holiday, specifically for June 27th.  The website won’t allow us to purchase tickets, can you tell us why?
Thank you,

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Reviews: What the critics said

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‘bittersweet, poignant and side splittingly funny’

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Una McMahon,

‘…the characters are drawn with considerable skill…’

Sunday Independent

‘…energetic performances…’

Sunday Independent

‘Murphy has a superb ear for Dublin vernacular…’

Sunday Business Post

‘good-hearted entertainment…’

Sunday Business Post

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