An Abbey Theatre Production

The Unmanageable Sisters

26 February - 7 April 2018

Booking Information

Dates: 26 February – 7 April
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview: 26 February

Previews: 27 – 28 February

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm
Wed matinees 28 Mar & 4 Apr, 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30

Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (including interval)

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 226

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 5 April, 7:30pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 7 April, 2:00pm

Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles-Sœurs

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.



Audience Reaction 

Cast Interviews 

Introducing The Unmanageable Sisters! 

Mother’s Day with The Unmanageable Sisters 



Images © Ros Kavanagh


  • Rose O'Brien: Karen Ardiff
  • Gabby Joyce: Clare Barrett
  • Lilly de Courcey: Charlotte Bradley
  • Olive Doyle: Noelle Brown
  • Angie Smith: Catherine Byrne
  • Ruthie Barrett: Rachael Dowling
  • Marie Boyle: Tina Kellegher
  • Patsy Guerin: Lisa Lambe
  • Janet Mooney: Sarah Madigan
  • Linda Lawless: Clare Monnelly
  • Yvonne Long: Mary O’Driscoll
  • Ger Lawless: Marion O’Dwyer
  • Dolly Snow: Rynagh O’Grady
  • Lisa Pearse: Caoimhe O’Malley
  • Teresa Doyle: Catherine Walsh
  • Additional Voices by: Owen Roe
  • 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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