Abbey Theatre

Katie Roche

28 August - 23 September 2017

Booking Information

Dates: 26 August – 23 September
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview: 30 August

Previews: 28 & 29 August

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

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €25

Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes without an interval

Please note: The performance contains strobe lighting

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 266

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 7 September, 7:30pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 23 September, 2:00pm

"Well, what was I born for?… A great thing, surely…"

Katie Roche is a great woman. She is destined for big things and is determined to overcome any obstacle she meets. After marrying a respected man, Katie believes her ambitions will be realised.

However, her journey will not be a smooth one. Katie must confront those who prevent her from being an influential and expressive person. Will her determined spirit save her? Or has her fate already been decided?

Directed by Caroline Byrne, this fresh and invigorating production is your chance to rediscover Teresa Deevy’s timeless play.


'visually stunning'
Sunday Times

'a first class production'
Sunday Business Post

'a remarkable performance from Caoilfhionn Dunne'
Irish Examiner


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Photography © Ros Kavanagh


  • Stanislaus Gregg: Sean Campion
  • Michael Maguire: Kevin Creedon
  • Reuben: Donal O'Kelly
  • Katie Roche: Caoilfhionn Dunne
  • Jo Mahony: Dylan Kennedy
  • Amelia: Siobhan McSweeney
  • Written by: Teresa Deevy
  • Director: Caroline Byrne
  • Dramaturg: Morna Regan
  • Set and Costume Design: Joanna Scotcher
  • Lighting Design: Paul Keogan
  • Original Composer: Ray Harman
  • Movement Director: Eddie Kay
  • Assistant Director: Nicola Murphy

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