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An Abbey Theatre Production

This Beautiful Village

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

Lisa Tierney-Keogh’s razor-sharp This Beautiful Village premiered at the Abbey Theatre with a sold-out run in September 2019.

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.

Exposing every side of what it means to co-exist in Ireland today, six people will confront their pride, prejudice and privilege.

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

★★★★ 'Explosively funny' Sunday Business Post

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

'Excellent ensemble' The Guardian

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 (2019): Amy Rowan
Casting (2020): Sarah Jones
Production Photography: Pat Redmond