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

Mon – Sat 7.30pm
December 2 – 21: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat matinee 2pm
December 23, 27 & 28: 7.30pm, matinee 2pm
January 2020: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat matinee 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)

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 laugh-out-loud 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 hasn’t been on the map before, but it’s 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.


'endlessly entertaining… an absolute riot of hilarity and laughter'
The Arts Review

'a production aimed at pure entertainment... full of beautifully played individual performances'
The Irish Mail on Sunday

'great fun'
Sunday Independent

'a wide-ranging appeal that suits an audience of all ages'
No More Workhorse

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Images © Ros Kavanagh




  • 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 Twohig: 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
  • Choreographer: Eddie Kay
  • Casting: Maureen Hughes and Sarah Jones

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