A Landmark Productions and Abbey Theatre co-production

Audrey or Sorrow

23 February - 23 March 2024

Written by Marina Carr

Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin

Booking Information

Dates: 23 February 2024 – 23 March 2024
On the Abbey stage 

Times: Mon – Sat 7:30pm, Sat matinees 2pm

Midweek matinee Wed 20 March 2pm

Tickets:  €15 – €45 

Early Bird December Special: Book two standard price zone A tickets before the 18th of December for 75 Euro (save 15 Euro!).

Gregory Project Season Offer: Receive a 15% discount when buying tickets for this play at the same time as Na Peirsigh / Persians and The Children of the Sun before 23 December

Age recommendation: 16+ 

Sign Language Interpreted Performance: for information please contact grace.mckiernan@abbeytheatre.ie


Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 23 March, 12:15pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 23 March, 2:00pm

In an old house somewhere in Ireland, a young mother watches over her sleeping baby. But, in Marina Carr’s dark and dangerously funny new play, nothing is as it seems.

The Gregory Project will open with Audrey or Sorrow, a sensational new play by Marina Carr. Audrey or Sorrow will bring audiences on a shape-shifting, time-bending deep dive into a world of family secrets, unimaginable loss, ghosts behaving badly and the endless pull of the sea.

The play exemplifies Marina Carr’s work to date: storytelling that tunnels deeply into the complicated contours of family dynamics; pushing the boundaries of love, power and desire.

It will be the first of two world premieres of work by Carr, marking her 60th birthday and her third year as the Abbey Theatre’s Senior Associate Playwright. Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin, this co-production also celebrates Landmark Productions’ 20th anniversary.


  • Written by: Marina Carr
  • Directed by: Caitríona McLaughlin
  • Set Designer: Jamie Vartan
  • Costumer Designer: Katie Davenport
  • Lighting Designer: Sinéad Wallace
  • Sound Designer and Composer: Sinéad Diskin
  • Movement Director: Sue Mythen
  • Maria: Zara Devlin
  • Mac: Anna Healy
  • David: Patrick Martins
  • Grass: Marie Mullen
  • Mother: Aislín McGuckin
  • Father: Howard Teale
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