An Abbey Theatre production

Drama at Inish

21 November - 24 January 2020

by Lennox Robinson

Booking Information

Dates: 21 November – 24 January 2020
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview21 November

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

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30

Early Bird tickets available until 17 October

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 9 January, 7:30pm

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 11 January, 12:45pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 11 January, 2:00pm

This new production takes this brilliant farce by renowned Cork playwright, Lennox Robinson, into 1960s Ireland, and features a superb cast of Ireland’s best-loved actors.

Inish is a small seaside town in Ireland. It has never been on the map, but it has been making headlines lately, for all the wrong reasons. Could the performances of the newly arrived De la Mare Repertory Theatre Company really be the cause of the town’s strange behaviour?

Drama at Inish is a much-loved favourite from the Irish canon and was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1933.

Director Cal McCrystal, the acclaimed Comedy Director of One Man, Two Guvnors brings his unique style to the Abbey Stage for the first time, where he is joined by some of Ireland’s leading theatre designers.

Please Note: Drama at Inish is a comedy, but it also contains references to marital strife, domestic violence, and suicide. Audience discretion is advised.


  • Helena: Grace Collender
  • Tom Mooney: Jim Cunningham
  • Hector de la Mare: Nick Dunning
  • Eddie Twohig: Tommy Harris
  • Christine Lambert: Breffni Holahan
  • Peter Hurley: Marcus Lamb
  • Lizzie: Aoibhinn McGinnity
  • William Slattery: Anthony Moriarty
  • Annie Twohig: Helen Norton
  • Constance Constantia: Marion O'Dwyer
  • John Twohig: Mark O'Regan
  • Michael: Ian O'Reilly
  • John Hegarty: Kevin Trainor
  • Writer: Lennox Robinson
  • Director: Cal McCrystal
  • Set & Costume Design: Sarah Bacon
  • Lighting Design: Sinead McKenna
  • Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Casting: Maureen Hughes and Sarah Jones

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