The Silver Tassie

Venue: 
Lyttelton Theatre, National
Location: 
West End

Ireland, World War One. Dashing Harry Heegan leads his football team to victory, arriving home in swaggering celebration before he grabs his kit and heads for the trenches. A nightmare world awaits. The men, reduced to cannon-fodder, speak in mangled incantations as the casualties stack up. Months later, Harry returns, a cripple at the football club party. Everyone but the shattered war veterans dances and forgets.

By: 
Sean O’Casey
Director: 
Howard Davies
The Silver Tassie Schedule
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 15 April, 2014
Booking to: 
Thursday, 3 July, 2014
Address:
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

Our Review

Sean O' Casey's first three plays - The Shadow of the Gunman, Juno and the Paycock and The Plough and the Stars - were all premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in the 1920s, with the last one causing riots that led the playwright to re-locate to London. According to a programme note, two of the Abbey's directors - WB Yeats and Lennox Robinson - visited the playwright in London imploring him to... Read more

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