An Abbey Theatre production

This Beautiful Village

2 - 14 September 2019

by Lisa Tierney-Keogh

Booking Information

Dates: 2 – 14 September
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview2 September

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

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30

Running Time: Approx. 1 hour, 25 minutes with no interval

Early Bird tickets available until 19 July.

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

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 7 September, 12:45pm

Audio-described performance: Saturday 7 September, 2:00pm

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 12 September, 7:30pm

Captioned performance: Saturday 14 September, 2:00pm

A new play by Associate Playwright, Lisa Tierney-Keogh.

‘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 new 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.



'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'


Images © Pat Redmond

Audience Reactions 

Meet the Cast 

Rehearsal Interview 

Rehearsal Images 

Images © Ste Murray



  • Maggie: Pom Boyd
  • Liz: Ruth Bradley
  • Dara: Michael Ford-FitzGerald
  • Philip: Damian Kearney
  • Grace: Bethan Mary-James
  • Paul: Aidan McArdle
  • Writer: Lisa Tierney-Keogh
  • Director: David Horan
  • Set Designer: Ciaran Bagnall
  • Costume Designer: Katie Davenport
  • Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
  • Composer & Sound Designer: Carl Kennedy
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Dramaturg: Louise Stephens
  • Casting: Amy Rowan
  • Rehearsal Photography: Ste Murray
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