The Plough and the Stars

The Plough and the Stars, The Lyttelton Theatre

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.



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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.

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

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX, GB-LBH, GB
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Our The Plough and the Stars Review

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... Read more

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