This Beautiful Village
Jul 04 2020
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Temple Street, Sligo Town, Sligo,
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On a quiet street in leafy, suburban Dublin, local residents meet about a piece of graffiti. Who did it?
‘Paul, darlin’, this isn’t a democracy. It’s a residents association.’
Lisa Tierney-Keogh’s razor-sharp This Beautiful Village premiered at the Abbey Theatre with a sold-out run in September 2019.
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.
'Explosively funny' Sunday Business Post
'A terrific new play, utterly clued in to the zeitgeist' Irish Independent
'An absorbing, funny, challenging play as hot as today's bread fresh from the oven' Sunday Independent
'Excellent ensemble' The Guardian
1 hour 25 minutes with no interval.