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Roddy Doyle's Two Pints

From Tue 18th Aug From €26 BOOK NOW

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Roddy's Doyle's "Two Pints"

The Olympia Theatre
Tuesday 18th to Saturday 29th August 2020



After hugely popular performances in pubs all across Ireland, on tour in the US and UK, and on The Abbey Theatre Stage, Roddy Doyle’s ‘achingly, breathtakingly funny’ Two Pints moves to The Olympia Theatre for a summer run from 18th - 29th August 2020.

Tickets priced from €26 including booking fee and €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

Performance dates & times listed below

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 


‘Achingly, breathtakingly funny’ - The Sunday Independent

‘An absolute gem’ - The Sunday Times

The hilarious and poignant Two Pints started as a conversation on Facebook. This summer the conversation will take place on The Olympia Theatre stage.  Settle down and listen in as two men meet for a pint, chew the fat and set the world to rights.

Speaking about Two Pints coming to the Olympia Theatre stage for the very first time Roddy Doyle said: “In 1987, I saw my first play, Brownbread, being performed on the Olympia stage. Now, 33 years later, I'll be seeing Two Pints on the same stage. I'm delighted.”

Speaking about the inspiration behind Two Pints Roddy Doyle said:  “I sat in the kitchen one evening and, feeling as if I was just about to press a button and perhaps destroy the world, I opened a Facebook account. I was a bit mystified at first and I didn't really know what to do with it.  Then Obama and the Queen of England came to Dublin, and there was a bit of merriment and giddiness around the place that had been absent since the collapse of the economy, and it was great. So I just imagined these two men, slightly older than myself, sitting at a bar and chatting about it. I posted it on Facebook and the reaction was terrific.”

Written by Roddy Doyle

Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin

Performance Schedule:
Approximate times below are an estimate and should be used as a guideline only.

Tue 18th Aug - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Wed 19th Aug - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Thu 20th Aug - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Fri 21st Aug - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Sat 22nd Aug - Doors 2pm / Show 3pm
Sat 22nd Aug - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Mon 24th Aug - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Tue 25th Aug - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Wed 26th Aug - Doors 2pm / Show 3pm
Wed 26th Aug - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Thu 27th Aug - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Fri 28th Aug - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Sat 29th Aug - Doors 2pm / Show 3pm
Sat 29th Aug - Doors 7pm / Show 8pm


About the Abbey Theatre

Inspired by the revolutionary ideals of our founders and our rich canon of Irish dramatic writing, our mission is to imaginatively engage with all of Irish society through the production of ambitious, courageous and new theatre in all its forms. We commit to lead in the telling of the whole Irish story, in English and in Irish, and we affirm that the Abbey is a theatre for the entire island of Ireland and for all its people. In every endeavour, we promote inclusiveness, diversity and equality.

The Abbey Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of

The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Principal Partner

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Two Pints



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