An Abbey Theatre commission

One Good Turn

21 June - 10 July 2021

by Una McKevitt

Booking Information

In-person: 21 – 26 June
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: €30
Concession/Member: €25
Standard Plus Support: €50

Live-stream: 25 – 26 June
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: €25
Concession/Member: €20
Household: €40
Standard Plus Support: €50

On-demand: 27 June – 10 July
Tickets: €20
Concession/Member: €15
Household: €30
Standard Plus Support: €50

Running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

A new play written by Una McKevitt, directed by Emma Jordan, live-streamed from the Abbey Stage

Brenda wants Frank to do his exercises, Aoife wants to go to a wedding of all things, Fiona doesn’t know what she wants and Frank is looking for the gun. 

A comic new play by Una McKevitt, One Good Turn brings us a family on the brink who are keeping the show on the road any which way they can.

Directed by Emma Jordan, Best Director winner at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2018, One Good Turn is a wry and life-affirming exploration into the ups and downs of family bonds.

One Good Turn will be performed live on the Abbey Stage from 21st to 26th June. The performances on June 25th and 26th will be live-streamed to your homes. It will be available on-demand until July 10th.

Captioned and Irish Sign Language video performances will be available on-demand from Monday 28th June.


Online Programme 

Download the online programme for One Good Turn here.


'The ensemble cast gel perfectly'
The Guardian

'excellent ensemble interpretations of Una McKevitt’s skilfully delineated characters'
Irish Examiner

'a nuanced representation of familial relationships [...] the performances are uniformly terrific'
The Business Post

Show Trailer 


Production Images 


  • Helen: Pom Boyd
  • Brenda: Catherine Byrne
  • Fiona: Liz FitzGibbon
  • Frank: Bosco Hogan
  • Aoife: Aoibhéann McCann
  • Ciaran: Shane O'Reilly
  • Writer: Una McKevitt
  • Director: Emma Jordan
  • Set Design: Colin Richmond
  • Costume Design: Enda Kenny
  • Lighting Design: Sarah-Jane Shiels
  • Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Dramaturg: Louise Stephens
  • Video Director: Shane Hogan (Areaman)
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