Abbey Theatre presents

From Eden / Northern Lights

10 - 21 November 2020

By Stephen Jones

Booking Information

Dates: 10 – 21 November
On the Peacock Stage

From Eden: 10 – 14 November
Northern Lights: 17 – 21 November

Times: Tues – Sat 8pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm

Tickets: €18 – €25 / Conc. €16 – €20

Running Time: 
From Eden: 55 minutes
Northern Lights: 70 minutes

Early Bird tickets available until 30 October

Age Guidance: 12+

Content Warning: Some strong language and themes of suicide

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 87 222

Two plays from the award-winning Stephen Jones running over two weeks on the Peacock Stage

From Eden 

A tender, comic drama about two lost individuals – Alan and Eva – who find themselves locked in a bathroom together on New Year’s Eve while the party continues outside the door.

It’s an ideal meeting… Once upon a time, only once, unexpectedly.



Northern Lights 

On a rainy night in Dublin, Lloyd and Áine seek refuge in one another, both harbouring secrets and nurturing ghosts… separate on the surface but connected in the deep.

Northern Lights is a compelling comedic drama, skilfully delivering laughs, tears and a little light that never goes out.


Our Adapted Experience 

We’re busy preparing to safely welcome back our artists, staff and audiences to the building. This includes:

  • Reducing our capacity to 24 in the Peacock Auditorium, plus one wheelchair space in the loge
  • Cabaret seating with 2m distancing from each table in place
  • Operating general admission, tickets will be sold in pairs and you’ll be directed to your allocated seat by our front of house team
  • Using e-tickets where possible, which should be displayed on your phone
  • Floor markings to aid social distancing
  • Contactless payments are preferred, with the spending limit increasing to €50
  • Providing table service only in our bars
  • Reducing our bathroom capacity, with maximum signage displayed

We’ll be updating our website soon with further information on our adapted customer experience.


'One of the most acidly funny, needle-sharp short plays I’ve seen in quite a while'
The Sunday Independent

'The Performances are beautifully nuanced, expertly shaped by the unfussy direction of Karl Shiels, and the writing by Stephen Jones is sharp and concise with hardly a word out of place.'
The Irish Mail on Sunday

'A thoroughly engaging, emotionally articulate, funny and clever work.'
Irish Independent

'This strongly voiced new play is very funny, with two superb actors sparking off each other hilariously'
The Sunday Times


  • Cast: Stephen Jones
  • Cast: Seána Kerslake
  • Writer: Stephen Jones
  • Director: Karl Shiels
  • Associate Director (Northern Lights): Amilia Keating
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