Smash Hit Shows Return for Summer on the Abbey Stage

Two smash-hit shows are returning this summer to the Abbey Stage – Deirdre Kinahan’s The Unmanageable Sisters and Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints.

Both were two of last year’s ‘unmissable’ plays receiving rave reviews and standing ovations. Now those who missed them in 2018 can get another chance to see them this June until August 2019.

Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, Directors of the Abbey Theatre said in a statement: “Every year we look to bring back an ‘unmissable’ production. This gives audiences a chance to see some of the really popular productions they may have missed. Or a chance to see them again if they really loved them.”

“This June we are bringing back The Unmanageable Sisters which will run in tandem with Two Pints, with alternating performances on the Abbey Stage, over the course of the summer in 2019.”

Two Pints has been seen across Ireland, the UK and the US in its original pub setting. It centres on two men who meet for a pint. They talk about their Da’s, death, Nigella, North Korea, the afterlife as audiences settle down and listen in as they chew the fat and set the world to rights.

Alongside, Kinahan’s brilliant adaptation of Michel Tremblay’s story of sisterhood, The Unmanageable Sisters will provide a raucous female counterpart to Roddy Doyle’s funny, moving tale of male friendship.

In Ballymun 1974, mother Ger wins a million Green Shield stamps. With them she can get almost anything she wants. However, when 15 friends and family gather to help her claim her winnings, all bets are off.

Two Pints takes to the Abbey Theatre stage this summer from June 24 – August 10. Meanwhile, The Unmanageable Sisters will play from June 14 – August 3.

To mark their return, the Abbey have also announced a very special summer ticket offer. Theatre goers can see both shows, from the best seats, for just €40 when tickets are booked at the same time.

Booking is now open for all dates at

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