Audrey or Sorrow

Audrey or Sorrow

Past Performances

Abbey Theatre

23 Feb - 30 March, 2024

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

Useful Information

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes including interval

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

★★★★ The Irish Times ★★★★ Irish Examiner ★★★★ The Arts Review ★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday

★★★★ ‘as dark and blackly comic as can be … an inspired cast’ – Irish Examiner

‘pitch-dark humour … superb’ – Sunday Independent

★★★★ ‘this startling new play … a bravura production’ – The Irish Times

‘so much to admire and love in this fizzing theatrical world’ – Irish Independent

★★★★ ‘an absorbing journey’  Irish Mail on Sunday

‘darkly comic tale of ghosts and grief’ – The Guardian

★★★★ ‘a masterclass of ensemble dramatic writing’ – Irish Examiner

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, Audrey or Sorrow brings together a stellar cast and creative team in this major new work by 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


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


★★★★ ‘this startling new play … a bravura production’The Irish Times
‘so much to admire and love in this fizzing theatrical world’Irish Independent
★★★★ ‘as dark and blackly comic as can be … an inspired cast’Irish Examiner
‘darkly comic tale of ghosts and grief’The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Carr’s wonderful dark comedy ... a superlative cast ... ambitious and brave production.The Arts Review
‘the performances are all terrific’Irish Independent
★★★★ ‘a masterclass of ensemble dramatic writing’Irish Examiner