The Abbey Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith
The Plough and the Stars
at the Gaiety Theatre
24 April – 5 May 2018
Cast: Ian Lloyd Anderson, Niall Buggy, Charlie Cassen, John Currivan, Phelim Drew, Hilda Fay, Liam Heslin, Julie Maguire, Paul Mescal, Janet Moran, Ciaran O’Brien, Kate Stanley Brennan, Adam Strawford and Nyree Yergainharsian.
Tickets from €21 now on sale.
The Plough and the Stars was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1926. The audience rioted. Now regarded as a masterpiece, this provocative play is an essential part of our understanding of 1916. Recently performed during the centenary of the Easter Rising, Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes returns with this production of Sean O’Casey’s absorbing play.
The production will transfer directly from a London run to the Gaiety, where it will play from 24 April – 5 May. This is dynamic re-imagining: loyal to the spirit of O’Casey’s play whilst unleashing contemporary resonances for a modern audience.
Th' time is rotten ripe for revolution
Set amid the tumult of the Easter Rising, The Plough and the Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time.
The residents of a Dublin tenement shelter from the violence that sweeps through the city’s streets. A revolution that will shape the country’s future rages around them. What kind of Ireland awaits them?
Cast: Ian Lloyd Anderson (Jack Clitheroe), Niall Buggy (Peter Flynn), Charlie Cassen (Sgt. Tinley), John Currivan (Bar-tender), Phelim Drew (Fluther Good), Hilda Fay (Bessie Burgess), Liam Heslin (Cpt Brennan), Julie Maguire (Mollser), Paul Mescal (Lieut. Langon), Janet Moran (Mrs Gogan), Ciaran O’Brien (The Young Covey), Kate Stanley Brennan (Nora Clitheroe), Adam Strawford (Corporal Stoddart) and Nyree Yergainharsian (Rosie Redmond).
Director: Sean Holmes
Set Designer: Jon Bausor
Costume Designer: Catherine Fay
Lighting Designer: Paul Keogan
Composer & Sound Designer: Philip Stewart
You wouldn’t want to pass up a chance to watch the Abbey Theatre perform “The Plough and the Stars,” - The Washington Post
‘refreshed, high-energy restaging’ ★ ★ ★ ★ - The Guardian
Dates: 24 April – 5 May 2018
at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm
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