An Abbey Theatre commission

Walls and Windows

23 August - 11 September 2021

by Rosaleen McDonagh

Booking Information

In-person: 23 – 28 August
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: €30
Concession/Member: €25
Standard Plus Support: €50

Live-stream dates: 27 – 28 August
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: €25
Standard Plus Support:

On-demand: 29 August – 11 September
Tickets: €20
Standard Plus Support:

‘Lads, when it comes to your time for pickin’ women, you’re not going to have my kind of luck. The best one is taken.’

All Julia and John want is to live their lives with their two sons, on their own terms. But despite their hopes, the outside world and its racism puts paid to their plans. 

A world premiere of a new play from Rosaleen McDonagh, this tender, complex and beautiful love story examines how external circumstances pull us apart, when all we really want is to be together.

Directed by Jason Byrne, Walls and Windows will be performed to a live audience of 50 people per night, from 23rd – 28th August.

It will also be live-streamed from the Abbey stage to your homes on August 27th and 28th, and it will be available on-demand from 29th August until 11th September.



  • Charlene / Ensemble: Hazel Clifford
  • John: John Connors
  • Nancy / Ensemble: Hilda Fay
  • Julia: Sorcha Fox
  • Hotel Manager / Ensemble: Ruairí Heading
  • Hotel Manager / Man / Ensemble : Myles Maher
  • Kayleigh / Ensemble: Ericka Roe
  • Deirdre / Aga / Ensemble: Nyree Yergainharsian
  • Writer: Rosaleen McDonagh
  • Director: Jason Byrne
  • Set Designer and Video Designer: Joanne Parker
  • Video Designer: Dick Stracker
  • Lighting Designer: Paul Keogan
  • Costume Designer: Catherine Fay
  • Sound Designer: George Brennan
  • Hair and Make Up: Caroline McCurdy
  • Assistant Director: Holly Griffith
  • Dramaturg: Louise Stephens
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
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