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Two actresses stand side by side. The are older women, dressed in large, puffy, white communion-style dresses holding dolls dressed to match.

Theatre: Audrey or Sorrow at the Abbey Theatre

22 - 23 Mar 2024 (Past)

26/27 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1

A story of badly-behaved ghosts. And a dangerous sea.

In an old house somewhere in Ireland, a young mother watches over her sleeping baby. But, in Marina Carr’s dark and dangerously funny new play, Audrey or Sorrow, nothing is as it seems. Audrey or Sorrow will bring audiences on a shape-shifting, time-bending deep dive into a world of family secrets, unimaginable loss, ghosts behaving badly and the endless pull of the sea.

The play exemplifies Marina Carr’s work to date: storytelling that tunnels deeply into the complicated contours of family dynamics; pushing the boundaries of love, power and desire.

It will be the first of two world premieres of work by Carr, marking her 60th birthday and her third year as the Abbey Theatre’s Senior Associate Playwright. Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin, this co-production also celebrates Landmark Productions’ 20th anniversary.

For more information or booking details, visit abbeytheatre.ie

Accessible Performances

Sign language interpreted performance: Friday 22 March, 7:30pm

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 23 March, 12:15pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 23 March, 2:00pm

Content advice: This production contains potentially challenging content. If you have any concerns, please read the specific show content advice here.

Images: Ros Kavanagh and Patricio Cassinoni.

Audrey or Sorrow runs from 23 February 2024 to 30 March 2024. Images by Ros Kavanagh.

Audrey or Sorrow runs from 23 February 2024 to 30 March 2024. Images by Ros Kavanagh.

Marie Mullen and Anna Healy in Audrey or Sorrow, by Marina Carr, directed by Caitríona McLaughlin. Audrey or Sorrow runs from 23 February to 23 March at the Abbey Theatre. Image by Patricio Cassinoni.


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