An Abbey Theatre production

Luck Just Kissed You Hello

29 April - 14 May 2022

Written by Amy Conroy

Directed by Wayne Jordan

Booking Information

Dates: 29 April – 14 May
on the Peacock stage

Previews: 29 April – 3 May

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

Tickets: €18 – €25 / €10 – €20 conc. 

Running time: Approx. 85 minutes (no interval)

Age recommendation: 12+

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 12 May, 8:00pm

‘I was looking at the boys. I’d stare at their perfect bodies, looking for the seams’.

Mark returns home for the death of his father. Confronted by his twin brother Gary and old friend Sullivan, he defends his new life to those who know him best as Laura.


Battling through the blurry memories of their troubled relationship, he must decide on how to remember ‘Big Ted Donovan’. 


Can Mark face his past and find out what it truly means to be his own man? 

Luck Just Kissed You Hello
is beautiful, blistering and darkly funny, peeling back the layers of masculinity to discover how our experiences shape who we are.



Digital programme 

The show programme includes introductions from Writer Amy Conroy and Director Wayne Jordan. Download the programme here.



'A bitingly absorbing treatment of a fascinating subject'
Irish Independent

Show Trailer 



Images © Ros Kavanagh

See two shows for €40 

This spring, you can see both Luck Just Kissed You Hello and An Octoroon for just €40, when you book both tickets at the same time. See more information here.


In rehearsals 

Director Wayne Jordan, Ross O’Donnellan (Gary), Riley Carter (Mark), Jamie O’Neill (Sullivan) and Playwright Amy Conroy. Image: Rich Gilligan


  • Mark: Riley Carter
  • Gary: Ross O'Donnellan
  • Sullivan: Jamie O'Neill
  • Writer: Amy Conroy
  • Director: Wayne Jordan
  • Set and Costume Design: Sarah Bacon
  • Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
  • Sound Design: Fiona Sheil
  • Fight Director: Eimear O'Grady
  • Company Stage Manager: Clive Welsh
  • Deputy Stage Manager: Lianne O'Shea
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Shannon Cowan
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