An Abbey Theatre and Landmark Productions co-production with Octopus Theatricals, Ireland and USA

Theatre for One (and a Little One)

29 - 31 December 2020

Booking Information

Dates: 29 – 31 December

11am – 1.30pm, every 30 minutes (recommended for ages 4 – 7)

3pm – 5.30pm, every 30 minutes (recommended for ages 7 – 10)

Tickets: Free, but ticketed

Running Time: Approx. five mins

Please note: If you do not have a ticket, you will not gain access. Please do not come to the performance if you do not have an assigned ticket.

Given the audience capacity, we anticipate significant demand for this production. If you cannot make it to your allotted performance time, please contact box office by phone or email to relinquish your ticket so it can be transferred to another audience member.

One ticket allows you to see one play. To see multiple plays, you need to book multiple tickets.

Four leading Irish writers present original, five minute plays, performed by one actor for one young audience member and their lucky guest.

Theatre for One is a very special, state-of-the-art performance space – and this Christmas, for the very first time, we are opening it up to younger audience members.

Conceived and created by the Olivier award-winning designer Christine Jones and designed by LOT-EK architects, one lucky young audience member at a time (accompanied by a grown-up – if they choose) will be able to enter the specially-designed booth, and experience the magic of a brand new play, performed just for them.

Two of the plays are written for children aged 4 – 7, and two for those aged 7 – 10.

Produced by Landmark Productions and Octopus Theatricals, in co-production with the Abbey Theatre, it features short plays for young audiences by four of Ireland’s leading writers – Roddy Doyle, Sonya Kelly, Louis Lovett and Pauline McLynn – and promises a unique theatrical thrill for audience members young and old.

Supported by Accenture and Dublin City Council.


Online Programme 

Download the Theatre for One (and a Little One) – Online Programme

COVID-19 Safety Precautions 

Audience members will be required to follow all HSE safety guidelines. Mandatory guidelines will be included within your ticket. See here for more information on safely visiting the Abbey Theatre.


  • Cast: Lorcan Cranitch
  • Cast: Eleanor Methven
  • Cast: Rory Nolan
  • Cast: Caoimhe O'Malley

  • Created by: Christine Jones
  • Directed by: Eoghan Carrick and Veronica Coburn
  • Costume Design: Ciara Fleming
  • Sound Design: Ivan Birthistle
  • Lighting Design: Colm Robinson
  • Writer: Roddy Doyle
  • Writer: Sonya Kelly
  • Writer: Louis Lovett
  • Writer: Pauline McLynn

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