An Abbey Theatre production


3 October - 11 November 2023

Written by Martyna Majok

Directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks

Booking Information

Dates: 3 October  – 11 November 2023
On the Peacock stage 

Times: Mon – Sat 8pm, Sat matinees 2.30pm
Wed matinee 11 Oct 2.30pm

Running time: Approx. 100 mins, no interval

Tickets: €18 – €25 / €13 – 20 conc.

Content advice: Please note that this performance contains haze & herbal cigarettes. For specific content advice, please see here.

Sign language interpreted performance: Saturday 4 November, 2:30pm

★★★★ 'This powerful production shines light on the life of someone who had been invisible' The Guardian

Over the course of two decades and three relationships, Darja’s humour, tenacity and closely-guarded dreams have helped her to survive as an immigrant worker in a beat-up town in New Jersey.  

Now she’s standing at a bus stop, reckoning with a precarious future, while American prosperity rushes by without her. 

Written by Martyna Majok, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize and nominee for the 2023 Tony Award for Best Play, and directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks, Ironbound is a stirring and darkly funny portrait of a woman navigating the perils and possibilities of a radically changing world. 

Ironbound premieres as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.




Download the programme for Ironbound, which includes a note from Martyna Majok, here.


'This powerful production shines light on the life of someone who had been invisible'
The Guardian

'Excellent... a highly entertaining and poignant show'
The Irish Times

'A redemptive act of theatrical love'
The Financial Times

'Olga Fedori is unforgettable'
The Irish Mail on Sunday

'Powerful and heartbreakingly beautiful'
The Arts Review

Show Trailer 

Interview with Director Aoife Spillane-Hinks 

Production Images 

Images by Agata Stoinska

A message from Pulitzer Prize winning writer Martyna Majok 


Events alongside Ironbound 

Theatre Matters: 7 Oct

Theatre Matters is a new series of conversations between the Abbey Theatre’s Artistic Director, Caitríona McLaughlin, and the world’s leading theatre makers where we explore why theatre matters and how it engages with our world.

In the second talk of the series, Caitríona McLaughlin will be in conversation with playwrights Nancy Harris (Somewhere Out There You) and Martyna Majok (Ironbound). Read more and book tickets here.

Writers’ Workshop with Martyna Majok: 9 Oct

The Abbey Theatre is delighted to welcome Martyna Majok to host a three-hour workshop and peer to peer conversation on craft and life as a playwright, co-facilitated with Tanya Dean, Abbey Theatre Script Associate. The workshop is open to playwrights at any stage of their career. For more information and details on how to apply, click here. Applications close on the 2nd of October.


  • Darja: Olga Fedori
  • Vic: Lewis Harris
  • Tommy: Aonghus Óg McAnally
  • Maks: Konstantin Stanchev
  • Writer: Martyna Majok
  • Director: Aoife Spillane-Hinks
  • Set and Costume Design: Naomi Faughnan
  • Lighting Design: Matt Burke
  • Sound Design & Composer: Fiona Sheil
  • Movement Director: Sue Mythen
  • Production Dramaturg: Tanya Dean
  • Casting Director: Sarah Jones
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
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