The Plough and the Stars, The Lyttelton Theatre

Lyttelton Theatre, National, London
The Plough and the Stars
Lyttelton Theatre, National, London
Our Review 4 / 5

Sean O’Casey places a fixed lens to watch as a dozen vivid characters come and go – selfless, hilarious and desperate by turns – while the heroic myth of Ireland is fought over elsewhere.



From November 1915 to Easter 1916, as the rebellion builds to a climax half a mile away, the disparate residents of a Dublin tenement go about their lives, peripheral to Ireland’s history.

Opening date |
27th July 2016
Booking from |
22nd October 2016
Available until |
22nd October 2016
Closes |
22nd October 2016
Categories |
Sean O'Casey
National Theatre
Howard Davies
James Farncombe
Paul Groothuis
Vicki Mortimer
Cast list:
Stephen Kennedy, Justine Mitchell and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Lyttelton Theatre, National Venue Information

Lyttelton Theatre, National, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Our Review of The Plough and the Stars


There's such poetry in the language and humanity in the performances that we become fully immersed in its world. Sean O'Casey's sprawling but sensational 1926 play pulses with real life -- and so does the National Theatre's beautiful new production, co-directed by Jeremy Herrin and Howard Davies with an aching, unpatronising sensitivity to the hardships of life it portrays amongst the Dublin tenements before and in the midst of the  Easter Rising in 1916.  Read more

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