‘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'
'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