An Abbey Theatre production

This Beautiful Village

6 - 27 June 2020

by Lisa Tierney-Keogh

Booking Information

Dates: 6 – 27 June
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview: Sat 6 June

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €32

Early Bird tickets available until 25 April

Running Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes with no interval

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 222

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 25 June, 7:30pm

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 27 June, 12:45pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 27 June, 2:00pm

Following its sold-out premiere in 2019, This Beautiful Village returns to the Abbey Stage, followed by a national tour.

‘Paul, darlin’, this isn’t a democracy. It’s a residents association.’

On a quiet street in leafy, suburban Dublin, local residents meet about a piece of graffiti.

Who did it? What does it mean? And what’s to be done about it? They have wine and a quorum. Nothing can go wrong.

This Beautiful Village is a razor-sharp play that exposes every side of what it means to co-exist in Ireland today. Set over one night, six people will confront their pride, prejudice and privilege.

It won’t be pretty. But it could be beautiful.


Out of the Abbey 


'Explosively funny'
Sunday Business Post

'A terrific new play, utterly clued in to the zeitgeist'
Irish Independent

'An absorbing, funny, challenging play as hot as today's bread fresh from the oven'
Sunday Independent

'Excellent ensemble'
The Guardian


Images © Pat Redmond

Audience Reactions 

Writer and Director Interview 



  • Writer: Lisa Tierney-Keogh
  • Director: David Horan
  • Set Design: Ciaran Bagnall
  • Costume Design: Katie Davenport
  • Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
  • Composer & Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Dramaturg: Louise Stephens
  • Casting (2020): Sarah Jones
  • Casting (2019): Amy Rowan
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