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This Beautiful Virtual Village

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Beautiful Village Goes Virtual

Join The Abbey Theatre’s virtual village as they bring a new version of Lisa Tierney-Keogh's award-winning play, This Beautiful Village, straight to your home. The production’s planned visit to the Town Hall Theatre in June was cancelled because of Covid-19.

Now and as part of the Abbey’s recently announced 2020 programme, Lisa Tierney-Keogh has updated her 'explosively funny' (Sunday Business Post) sold-out at the Abbey 2019 show to reflect lockdown living.

This Beautiful Virtual Village will be available to watch online from 7.30pm on 17th August, for one month only. Tickets are just €5.

This exciting and provocative show sees a residents' association get together on Zoom to discuss a piece of graffiti in their town, with explosive results.

Join the Abbey for the Online Premiere of This Beautiful Virtual Village on August 17th at 7.30pm.

On a quiet street in leafy, suburban Dublin, local residents meet online 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 Virtual Village is a new adaptation of the razor-sharp 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.

Online premiere: 17th August, 7.30pm
(Available until 17th September)

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Tickets: €5

When you purchase your digital ticket, you will receive a confirmation email. On 16th August, we will email you the link to watch the show. To watch the show, make sure you are logged in to our website using your Abbey Theatre username and password. This Beautiful Virtual Village will be available online from 7.30pm on 17th August


'Explosively funny'
Sunday Business Post (2019)

'A terrific new play, utterly clued in to the zeitgeist'
Irish Independent (2019)

'An absorbing, funny, challenging play as hot as today's bread fresh from the oven'
Sunday Independent (2019)

Please note the above reviews refer to the 2019 live production of This Beautiful Village on the Abbey Stage

  • Philip: Steve Blount
  • Maggie: Pom Boyd
  • Liz: Amy Conroy
  • Dara: Michael Ford-FitzGerald
  • Paul: Luke Griffin
  • Grace: Bethan Mary-James
  • Writer: Lisa Tierney-Keogh
  • Director: David Horan
  • Set Design: Ciaran Bagnall
  • Costume Design: Katie Davenport
  • Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
  • Composer & Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Dramaturg: Louise Stephens
  • Casting (2020): Sarah Jones
  • Casting (2019): Amy Rowan

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