An Abbey Theatre Production

The Unmanageable Sisters

14 June - 3 August 2019

A new version of Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles-Soeurs by Deirdre Kinahan

Booking Information

Dates: 14 June – 3 August
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview: 14 June

Times: Various

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval

Early bird tickets available until 1 May.

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 212

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 27 June, 7:30pm

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Wednesday 31 July, 12:45pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Wednesday 31 July, 2:00pm

Following a smash-hit run in 2018, The Unmanageable Sisters returns in summer 2019.

Green Shield stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all.

It’s Ballymun in 1974 and happiness is at her fingertips.

But when 15 friends and family gather to help her claim her winnings, all bets are off!

During one fateful night, these determined women bring you into their lives in the ferociously funny The Unmanageable Sisters – Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Quebecois comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.


Please note: Performance times vary depending on the day. Please take extra note of your performance time when booking.

Summer Ticket Offer 

This summer, The Unmanageable Sisters will be performed in rep with Two Pints.

See both shows for just €40 when you book your tickets at the same time.


Audience Reaction 

Cast Interviews 

Introducing The Unmanageable Sisters! 



Photos © Ros Kavanagh


  • Writer: Michel Tremblay
  • A new version by: Deirdre Kinahan
  • Director: Graham McLaren
  • Set Designer: Colin Richmond
  • Costume Designer: Joan O'Clery
  • Lighting Designer: Sinéad McKenna
  • Sound Designer: Carl Kennedy
  • Hair and Make up: Val Sherlock
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Movement Coordinator: Eddie Kay
  • Associate Director: Sarah Baxter
  • Associate Dramaturg: Eleanor White
  • Casting: Maureen Hughes and Sarah Jones

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Two Pints

24 June - 10 August 2019

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