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This Beautiful Village

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lisa Tierney-Keogh 

  • Notes

    Commissioned by the Abbey Theatre, This Beautiful Village went on to win Best New Play at the 2019 Irish Times Theatre Awards. This production was developed in collaboration with Emma Jordan. 

    In 2020 the play was adapted and updated to reflect the global lockdown due to COVID-19. This Beautiful Virtual Village was available to view online for one month on the Abbey Theatre’s website (August - September 2020). 

  • Synopsis

    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.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Maggie Pom Boyd
Liz Ruth Bradley
Dara Michael Fitzgerald
Philip Damian Carney
Grace Bethan Mary-James
Paul Aidan McArdle
Production Team  
Director David Horan
Set Designer Ciaran Bagnall
Costume Designer Katie Davenport
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Composer Carl Kennedy
Sound Designer Carl Kennedy
Voice Director Andrea Ainsworth
Dramaturg Louise Stephens
Casting Amy Rowan
Producer Jen Coppinger
Production Manager Andy Keogh
Company Stage Manager Conleth Stanley
Deputy Stage Manager Anne Kyle
Assistant Stage Manager Aidan Doheny
Costume Supervisor Siofra Ni Chiardha
Sign Language Interpreter Amanda Coogan
Audio Description Bríd Ní Ghruagáin
Audio Description Máirín Harte
Captioning Jennifer Sinnamon
Rehearsal Photography Ste Murray
Production Photography Ros Kavanagh
Graphic Design ZOO Digital
Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
Scenic Finishing Sandra Butler
Scenic Finishing Angie Benner
Tree & Lamppost Construction Craig Starkey

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Alex Rusher, Independent Talent Group

  • Address

    40 Whitfield Street,
    London W1T 2RH
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7636 6565

  • Website

    www.independenttalent.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alex Rusher, Independent Talent Group

  • Address

    40 Whitfield Street,
    London W1T 2RH
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7636 6565

  • Website

    www.independenttalent.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme and the Abbey Theatre website.