An Abbey Theatre production

Somewhere Out There You

28 September - 4 November 2023

Written by Nancy Harris

Directed by Wayne Jordan

Booking Information

Dates: 28 September  – 4 November 2023
On the Abbey stage 

Times: Mon – Sat 7:30pm, Sat matinees 2pm
Wed matinee 11 Oct 2pm

Running time: Approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes, including interval

Tickets:  €15 – €45 

Content advice: Please note this performance contains shimmering flashing lights from a curtain on stage which will affect people with photo sensitive epilepsy in the same way as strobe or flashing lights.

Sign language interpreted performance: Friday 20 October, 7:30pm

Captioned performance: Saturday 28 October, 2:00pm

Audio-described performance: Saturday 28 October, 2:00pm

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 28 October, 12:00pm

Casey is living the love story of her dreams…so why can’t her family be happy for her?

Casey’s new boyfriend Brett is handsome, romantic and devoted. For once in her life Casey is in a relationship with a man who attends to her every whim and desire.  But far from celebrating this new love, Casey’s family are concerned. When her suspicious sister Cynthia starts digging into Brett’s past, she threatens to take away the one good thing that’s ever happened to Casey…

Somewhere Out There You, Nancy Harris’s dazzling world premiere, is a romantic comedy with a twist, playfully unravelling the love stories we weave for ourselves and inviting us to question what compels us to tell them in the first place.

Somewhere Out There You premieres as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Playwright Nancy Harris spoke at the festival launch in July – read her speech in full here.




'A witty, wildly imaginative crackerjack of a new play'
The Irish Mail on Sunday

'The enjoyable sweep of a head-spinning romance'
The Irish Times

'Hilariously entertaining... a laugh out loud delight'
The Arts Review

'Sparkily original'
Irish Independent

'A mastery of dialogue and intelligent wit'
Sunday Independent

Show Trailer 

Production Images 

Images: Ros Kavanagh


Download the programme for Somewhere Out There You, which includes a progamme note from playwright Nancy Harris, here.

Audio-described programme notes 

Download the audio-described programme notes here, or listen to them below.


  • Ensemble: Niamh Branigan
  • Sebastian: Stephen Brennan
  • Marcus: Oscar Clancy
  • Brett: Cameron Cuffe
  • Marcus: Harley Cullen-Walsh
  • Cynthia: Danielle Galligan
  • Ensemble: Jess Kavanagh
  • Ensemble: Sophie Kavanagh
  • Casey: Eimear Keating
  • Pauline: Lise-Ann McLaughlin
  • Ensemble: Teddy Moore
  • Gareth/Dave/Ensemble: Donncha O'Dea
  • Ensemble: Aisling O'Meara
  • Alan: Enda Oates
  • Eric: Paul Reid
  • Tess/Karen: Kate Stanley Brennan
  • Writer: Nancy Harris
  • Director: Wayne Jordan
  • Set Designer: Maree Kearns
  • Costume Designer : Catherine Fay
  • Lighting Designer: Sinéad McKenna  
  • Composer and Sound Designer: Sinéad Diskin
  • Movement Director: Paula O’Reilly 
  • Wigs, Hair and Makeup: Val Sherlock
  • Casting Director: Sarah Jones
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Fight Director: Ciaran O'Grady
  • AV Design: Patricio Cassinoni
  • Assistant Director: Dolores Rice
  • Assistant Set Designer: Ronan Duffy
  • Assistant Movement Director: Neil O'Brien
  • Promotional Image Photographer: Sarah Doyle

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