Bitter Like A Lemon and the Abbey Theatre in association with Dublin Port Company present

In Our Veins

10 - 20 April 2019

Booking Information

Dates: 10 – 20 April
On the Peacock Stage

Free First Preview10 April

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

Tickets: €13 – €25 / Conc. €13 – €22

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 mins approx. with no interval

Early Bird tickets available until 15 March

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

Sign language interpreted performance: Wednesday 17 April, 8:00pm

'The worst slums in Europe. That’s where Dublin came from. Out of the shit and into the world.'

Life long Dublin docker Patrick has passed away surrounded by his beloved wife Esther, his son and his grandchildren. As they remember his life, Esther recounts a tale they are yet to hear.

A new play by Lee Coffey, In Our Veins follows their family through 100 years of Dublin, from the notorious madams of the Monto to love in the dark tenements.

This is the story of a Dublin City that no longer exists, where it came from and the people that helped build it.


Please note patrons may find some scenes distressing.

Production Images 

© Pat Redmond

In Rehearsals 

© Ste Murray

Video – In Rehearsals 

ISL Video 


  • Cast: Ian Lloyd Anderson
  • Cast: Catherine Byrne
  • Cast: Gerard Byrne
  • Cast: Aisling O'Mara
  • Cast: Jack Mullarkey
  • Cast: Amilia Stewart
  • Writer: Lee Coffey
  • Director: Maisie Lee
  • Movement Director: Paula O'Reilly
  • Set and Costume Design: Lisa Krugel
  • Lighting Design: Eoin Byrne
  • Composer and Sound Design: Denis Clohessy
  • Photography: Ste Murray

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