An Abbey Theatre production

Two Pints

24 June - 10 August 2019

by Roddy Doyle

Booking Information

Dates: 24 June – 10 August
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview: Mon 24 June 7.30pm

Times: Tue – Thu 7.30pm, Sat 9pm

Other Times: Mon 24 Jun 7.30pm, Fri 9 Aug 7.30pm, Sat 10 Aug 5pm

Tickets: €13 – €40

Running Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes approximately (three acts, two intervals)

Early Bird tickets available until 1 May

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

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Wednesday 31 July, 6:00pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Wednesday 31 July, 7:30pm

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 1 August, 7:30pm

Roddy Doyle’s ‘achingly, breathtakingly funny’ Two Pints takes to the Abbey Stage this summer after sold-out tours of pubs across Ireland, the UK and the US.

The hilarious and provocative Two Pints started as a conversation on Facebook. Now it’s a play.

Two men meet for a pint. They talk about their Da’s, death, Nigella, North Korea, the afterlife…

Settle down and listen in as they chew the fat and set the world to rights.



Please note that this production features strong language.


Running Time 

Please take note that Two Pints has three acts and two intervals – make sure not to leave before the third and final act!

The running time, including intervals, is approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Summer Ticket Offer 

This summer, Two Pints will be performed in rep on the Abbey Stage with The Unmanageable Sisters.

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


‘achingly, breathtakingly funny’
The Sunday Independent

‘an absolute gem’
The Sunday Times

‘Master of dialogue, Doyle has triumphed again’
Broadway World

‘a show as smooth as a well-poured Guinness’
The Stage

‘Roddy Doyle’s series finds skilful new shape in the Abbey’s pub-crawling two-hander’
The Irish Times

‘a seriously enjoyable, laugh-out-loud production’
The Arts Review

Summer Season Timelapse 

Summer Season Set Tours 

Audience Reactions 

Trailer 2 

Trailer 1 

Roddy Doyle Interview 

Cast Interview 

Production Images (2018) 

Images: © Ros Kavanagh

Production Images (2019) 

Images: © Ros Kavanagh

Rehearsal Images (2019) 

Images: © Ros Kavanagh


  • One: Liam Carney
  • Two: Philip Judge
  • Raymond the Barman: Laurence Lowry
  • Writer: Roddy Doyle
  • Director: Caitríona McLaughlin
  • Set Designer: Maree Kearns
  • Lighting Designer: Sinéad McKenna
  • Sound Designer: Carl Kennedy
  • Costume Designer (Original Tour): Kate Moylan
  • Producer: Sarah Lynch
  • Production Manager: Sally Withnell
  • Company Stage Manager: Emma Doyle
  • Casting: Maureen Hughes and Sarah Jones
  • Casting (Original Tour): Kelly Phelan
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Sign Language Interpreter: Caroline O’Leary
  • Audio Description: Bríd Ní Ghruagáin
  • Captioning: Glenda Carson

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14 June - 3 August 2019

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