Audrey or Sorrow

Audrey or Sorrow

Abbey Theatre

23 Feb - 30 March, 2024

Mon - Sat, 7:30pm
Sat matinees + Weds 20 Mar, 2pm
Tickets: €15 - €45

Useful Information

Content Advice
Age Guidance: 14 This production contains potentially challenging content. If you have any concerns, please read the specific show content advice here.

Accessible Performances
Fri 22 March
7:30pm ISL Performance

Sat 23 March
12:15pm | Touch tour
2pm | Audio described and captioned performance

Audrey or Sorrow

by Marina Carr
directed by Caitríona McLaughlin
A Landmark Productions and Abbey Theatre co-production

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, 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.

Landmark Productions and the Abbey Theatre join forces once again to present a sensational new play by one of Ireland’s leading playwrights, Marina Carr. Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin, it will receive its world premiere on the Abbey stage in February 2024.

Audrey or Sorrow brings together a stellar cast and creative team in this major new work by Marina Carr, in the year of her 60th birthday.

Landmark Productions is grateful to The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon for its continuing support.


Maria Zara DevlinPurley Nick DunningMac Anna HealyDavid Patrick MartinsGrass Marie MullenMother Aislín McGuckinAudrey Aisling O’SullivanFather Howard Teale


Director Caitríona McLaughlinSet Designer Jamie VartanCostume Designer Katie DavenportLighting Designer Sinéad WallaceSound Designer and Composer Sinéad DiskinMovement Director Sue MythenAssociate Director and Voice Director Andrea AinsworthAssistant Director John KingCasting Director Sarah Jones


Audrey or Sorrow - Promotional ImagesPhotos: Patricio Cassinoni
Meet the Cast and CompanyPhotos: Ailbhe O'Donnell