One Good Turn: Una McKevitt’s latest marks Abbey’s thrilling return to live theatre

A small, socially distanced and fortunate crowd watched this wonderfully realised drama about a family under pressure

Liz FitzGibbon and Bosco Hogan in Una McKevitt’s One Good Turn at the Abbey Theatre, directed by Emma Jordan. Picture: Ros Kavanagh

One Good Turn

Abbey Theatre

Available on demand until July 7

This week, for the first time since last September, I sat among a (distanced) audience in a theatre for the premiere of Una McKevitt’s play One Good Turn at the Abbey Theatre. How luxurious the velvet seats looked. How indulgently detailed the set. The auditorium was more than half empty and everyone was wearing masks, but it felt easy and natural to be there, ...