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Theatre: The Sugar Wife at the Abbey Theatre

11 - 13 Jul 2024, 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm

26/27 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1

‘We choose the world we live in. We make it, day by day…’

Dublin, 1850: The delicate balance at the heart of an affluent Dublin couple’s marriage and family business is challenged when two visitors come to Ireland to speak to the public about trade, money and slavery.

Exploring the dark side of global commodities like sugar, the play asks the question: if your wealth is built on exploitation, can it really be used to build a better world?

Exploring the tensions between the local and the global, as well as the personal and the political, this powerful new production written by Elizabeth Kuti and directed by Annabelle Comyn asks urgent questions about marriage, morality and money.

Accessible Performances

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 13 July, 12:15pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 13 July, 2:00pm

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 11 July, 7:30pm

For more information or booking details, visit the Abbey Theatre website.

Images courtesy of the The Abbey Theatre, AAD,  and Holly Pereira.


Abbey Theatre
Audio described
ISL Interpreted
The Sugar Wife
Touch tour