Dancing at Lughnasa Tickets
Siobhán McSweeney and Ardal O’Hanlon star in a revival of Brian Friel’s award-winning play about a family on the brink of change.
Brian Friel’s Olivier Award-winning dramaDerry Girls star Siobhán McSweeney stars in a stunning revival of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa at the National Theatre. The Translations playwright’s acclaimed work is an astonishing portrait of a family whose close-knit world changes forever.
In 1936, it is harvest time in County Donegal. Outside the village of Ballybeg, the five Mundy sisters contend with poverty as they raise seven-year-old Michael and care for their Uncle Jack, recently returned from Uganda. As the Festival of Lughnasa gets underway, Pagan and Christian beliefs collide, and the sisters fight, love, dance, and survive.
Dancing at Lughnasa premiered in Dublin in 1990, before transferring to the National Theatre in 1991, where it won the Olivier Award for Best Play. It now returns to the theatre for a striking revival directed by Josie Rourke (Soho Place: As You Like It).
The cast of Dancing at Lughnasa includes Siobhán McSweeney, acclaimed for her work in hit TV series Derry Girls, comedian and Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon.
This searching play drifts through the memories of one family as they face upheavals and challenges in rural Ireland. Book Dancing at Lughnasa tickets to see this remarkable revival back in London.
Sorry this show closed 27 May 2023, we recommend these similar productions.