Dancing at Lughnasa Tickets

Dancing at Lughnasa Tickets

Discover early 20th-century Ireland in Brian Friel's seminal family drama.
Dancing at Lughnasa Tickets
Dancing at Lughnasa Tickets

About Dancing at Lughnasa

Head to rural Ireland via the National Theatre with Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. Dancing at Lughnasa tickets are available on London Theatre now.

It’s 1936 in County Donegal. In a small village, five sisters do all they can to alleviate their poverty-stricken lives. They also need to raise Michael, a seven-year-old boy, and their Uncle Jack, their elderly relative who is back home after 25 years as a missionary in Uganda. The five Mundy sisters — Kate, Maggie, Agnes, Rose, and Chris — must also find their place in the world.

When the festival of Lughnasa arrives, Pagan and Christian views collide. In a turbulent political time, these sisters must fight for each other, and show themselves what it means to love and survive.

Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa play premiered at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre in 1990. It later transferred to the National Theatre, and eventually the Plymouth Theatre (now Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre) on Broadway, winning Best New Play at the Oliviers and the Tonys respectively. Although the play is regularly revived in Ireland, this production marks the first Dancing at Lughnasa London revival in over a decade. Reviews of the 2009 production read: "[it's an] utterly beguiling, deeply moving revival... at every moment the play feels startlingly true, tender and fresh."

Who is in Dancing at Lughnasa?

The Dancing at Lughnasa cast includes popular Irish television actors. Josie Rourke directs Derry Girls Siobhán McSweeney as Maggie, one of five Mundy sisters alongside Kate, Christina, Rose, and Agnes. Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon plays Father Jack, alongside Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Michael Evans.

Tickets to Dancing at Lughnasa are available on London Theatre now. Book your Dancing at Lughnasa tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

2 hours and 45 mins including interval

Start date

6th April, 2023

End date

27th May, 2023


Our Review

'Dancing at Lughnasa' review – this remarkable family play mixes sparkling comedy with unbearable poignancy

5 of 5
19 Apr 2023, 10:27
Read our five-star review of Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa starring Ardal O'Hanlon at the National Theatre, with performances currently through 27 May.

Dancing at Lughnasa cast and creative team

By: Brian Friel
Director: Josie Rourke
Cast list: Siobhán McSweeney, Ardal O’Hanlon, Alison Oliver, Louisa Harland, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Bláithín Mac Gabhann, Justine Mitchell, Tom Riley, Sean Donegan, Lauren Farrell, George Turner, Caitríona Williams
Set: Robert Jones
Costume: Robert Jones
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Sound: Emma Laxton


National Theatre, South Bank, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9PX


Location: National
Railway station: Waterloo
Bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1, X68
Night bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, 243, 341, N1, N68, N76, N171, N343
Car park: National Theatre, Upper Ground (1min)
Directions from tube: (10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theatre.

More information about Dancing at Lughnasa

Book tickets to Dancing at Lughnasa, or sign up to receive the latest news and show alerts.

Assisted Performances
Captioned: Thursday 25 May – 7.30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 6 May – 2pm
Chilled Performance: Thursday 18 May – 7.30pm
BSL Interpreted: Thursday 4 May – 7.30pm


Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.

Get the latest updates on Dancing at Lughnasa

Sign up to our mailing list to receive exclusive offers, new show ticket alerts and seasonal promotions. You can unsubscribe at any time.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy

Subscribe to our newsletter to unlock exclusive London theatre updates!

  • Get early access to tickets for the newest shows
  • Access to exclusive deals and promotions
  • Stay in the know about news in the West End
  • Get updates on shows that are important to you

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy