An Abbey Theatre and Soho Theatre co-production


25 May - 8 June 2019

Booking Information

Dates: 25 May – 8 June
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview: 25 May

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30

Early Bird tickets available until 15 April.

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 212

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 6 June, 7:30pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 8 June, 2:00pm

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 8 June, 12:45pm

The Abbey Theatre and Soho Theatre co-produce the world premiere of Dylan Coburn Gray's Verity Bargate Award-winning play.

Citysong is a play. It’s a poem. It’s a chorus of voices showing us three generations of a Dublin family on one day, and it turns out one day holds the entire past.

There are teen discos, late night taxis, home nurses, Jewish launderettes, vigilantes, babies, immigrants, seagulls. It’s intimate and sweeping, it’s cerebral and compassionate, it’s joyous and ridiculous.

It’s modern day Dublin’s Under Milk Wood via Metamorphoses. (Not the book about the cockroach.) It’s different things at different times, which makes sense seeing as it’s about change.

Transformations. Births and deaths, sunderings and returns, time and love.


Out of the Abbey 



  • Cast: Amy Conroy
  • Cast: Jade Jordan
  • Cast: Daryl McCormack
  • Cast: Bláithín MacGabhann
  • Cast: Clare McKenna
  • Cast: Dan Monaghan
  • Writer: Dylan Coburn Gray
  • Director: Caitríona McLaughlin
  • Set and Costume Design: Sarah Bacon
  • Lighting Design: Paul Keogan
  • Composer and Sound Design: Adrienne Quartly
  • Movement Director: Sue Mythen
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
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