An Abbey Theatre production

The Sugar Wife

13 June - 20 July 2024

Written By Elizabeth Kuti

Directed By Annabelle Comyn

Booking Information

Dates:  13 June 2024 –  20 July 2024
On the Abbey stage 


13 – 23 Jun

Mon – Sat 7.30pm

Sat matinees 2pm

24 Jun – 20 Jul

Mon – Tues 6.30pm

Wed – Sat 7.30pm

Midweek matinee 10 July 2pm

Sat matinees 2pm

Tickets:  €15 – €45


Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 13 July, 2:00pm

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 13 July, 12:00pm

‘We choose the world we live in. We make it, day by day...’

Dublin, 1850: The delicate balance at the heart of an affluent Dublin couple’s marriage and family business is challenged when two visitors come to Ireland to speak to the public about trade, money and slavery.

Exploring the dark side of global commodities like sugar, the play asks the question: if your wealth is built on exploitation, can it really be used to build a better world? 

Exploring the tensions between the local and the global, as well as the personal and the political, this powerful new production written by Elizabeth Kuti and directed by Annabelle Comyn asks urgent questions about marriage, morality and money.




  • Written by: Elizabeth Kuti
  • Directed by: Annabelle Comyn
  • Set Designer: Paul O’Mahony
  • Costume Designer: Molly O’Cathain
  • Lighting Designer: Paul Keogan
  • Composer & Sound Designer: Philip Stewart
  • Assistant Director: Esosa Ighodaro
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Casting Director: Deborah Pearce
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