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Theatre for One (and a Little One)


  • Playwright

    Sonya Kelly  Louis Lovett  Roddy Doyle  Pauline McLynn 

  • Notes

    Conceived by Artistic Director Christine Jones and designed by LOT-EK architects, Theatre for One is a mobile state-of-the-art performance space for one actor and one audience member featuring new commissions created specifically for this venue's one-to-one relationship.

  • Synopsis

    Four Irish playwrights presented five-minute monologue plays, performed by one actor for one young audience member and one adult guest:

    Bobby Bauble's Big Delivery by Sonya Kelly
    Eta Evergreen by Louis Lovett
    Terry by Roddy Doyle
    Do the Right Thing by Pauline McLynn

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    Series of short individual plays

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    29 December 2020

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Landmark Productions and Octopus Theatricals in co-production with the Abbey Theatre.

    Theatre for One (and a Little One) was one of the first live test events during the Covid-19 pandemic which placed restrictions on live performance.

  • Producer

    Co-produced by Landmark Productions and Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Original Venue

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Venue Notes

    Presented in a purpose-designed booth in the Abbey foyer.

Original Cast  
Performer (Bobby Bauble's Big Delivery) Rory Nolan
Performer (Eta Evergreen) Eleanor Methven
Performer (Terry) Lorcan Cranitch
Performer (Do the Right Thing) Caoimhe O'Malley
Production Team  
Artistic Director Christine Jones
Resident Director Srda Vasiljevic
Producer Anne Clarke
Producer Mara Isaacs
Associate Producer Sara Cregan
Director Veronica Coburn
Director Eoghan Carrick
Costume Designer Ciara Fleming
Lighting Designer Colm Robinson
Sound Designer Ivan Birthistle
Production Co-ordinator Bryan Hunt
Production Manager Josh Higgason
Production Manager Eamonn Fox
Stage Manager Sophie Flynn
Assistant Stage Manager Dylan Farrell
Production Assistant Julia Appleby



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Address

    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 887 2200

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.