Distinguished Villa

by Kate O'Brien


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Brixton, London 1925,

Mabel Hemworth and her husband Natty, are the picture of conventional middle-class married life, attempting to re-adjust to everyday life, post World War I. However, all is thrown into question upon the arrival of the loving, liberal and enlightened Frances, ultimately leading the Hemworths down a path of unforeseen consequences.

Written by Irish writer and novelist Kate O’Brien, Distinguished Villa was first performed in London in 1926 and in the Abbey Theatre in 1929.
Directed by Hilary Wood this timely revival brings this hidden gem back for a new and modern audience.

Download the show programme here

Image used with the kind permission of Larry Bracegirdle

Please note there will be a 15-minute interval after the first act.

As per the government guidelines announced on 28 February, all performances will operate at full capacity.

Covid Certification is no longer required for entry, masks are encouraged but not mandatory.
Please note that social distancing is no longer a requirement and people from other parties may be seated next to you.


Standard Concession
€17 €12


  • Director Hilary Wood
  • Set Design Maree Kearns
  • Lighting Design Mark Galione
  • Costume Design Jack Scullion
  • Sound Design Ivan Birthistle
  • Hair and Makeup Val Sherlock



  • Company Stage Manager Iain Synnott
  • Deputy Stage Manager Ross Smith
  • Assistant Stage Manager Aoife Malin
  • Scenic Oisín McMahon
  • Chief LX Emily O'Riordan
  • LX Programmer Archer Bradshaw
  • Sound Thomas O’Shea
  • Scenic Project Tony Allen
  • Costume Supervisor Dara Gill