The Abbey Theatre presents a Kilkenny Arts Festival and Rough Magic production

Solar Bones

20 - 29 October 2022

By Mike McCormack in an adaptation by Michael West

Directed by Lynne Parker

Booking Information

Dates: 20 – 29 October

On the Abbey stage

Previews: 20 October

Times: 7:30pm

Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes, no interval

Tickets: €13 – €45

Age Recommendation: 14+

Marcus Conway has come home to his kitchen in Louisburgh Co. Mayo. Everything seems normal, yet he is haunted by the feeling that nothing is quite right. Poring obsessively over the details of his relationships, his world, and his work as an engineer brings him closer to an understanding of how the things and people he loves have come together, and how they have and must inevitably come apart.

Mike McCormack’s multi-award-winning novel is brought to life by Stanley Townsend (Best Actor, Irish Times Theatre Awards) in a performance directed by Lynne Parker (Best Director, Irish Times Theatre Awards) in an adaption by Michael West.


Originally developed by Something Different in association with Mermaid Arts Centre.


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“...reminds you why you love theatre”
Sunday Times

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“It is spellbinding and compelling...hopefully a wider audience will get a chance to see this tremendous piece”
Sunday Business Post

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“Solar Bones sees the ordinary elevated to the epic”
The Arts Review

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“Words worth listening to”
The Irish Times

Digital Programme 

For more information on the show, please download the digital programme here.


Production Imagery 


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