Between November 1915 and Easter 1916, while the uprising grows to a peak a short distance away, the divided residents of a tenement in Dublin continue on with their lives, on the outskirts of Ireland’s history.
Sean O’Casey great play uses a fixed perspective to watch as a range of vivid characters come and go, selfless, funny and despairing in their own ways, while the heroic myth of Ireland is battled over elsewhere.
This epic new production was directed by Howard Davies, Associate Director of the National Theatre, best known for his work there such as Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Crucible, 3 Winters, The Silver Tassie and much more. It was s co-directed by Headlong Theatre’s Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin, known for his success with productions such as People, Places & Things, The Absence of War and This House.
The Plough and the Stars was an epic staging of the classic play, with a star creative team which included design by Vicki Mortimer, lighting by James Farncombe, music by Stephen Warbeck and sound design by Paul Groothuis. The cast starred Justine Mitchell, Stephen Kennedy and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.
The Plough and the Stars began performancesat the Lyttelton Theatre at the National Theatre in London on the 20th July 2016, with its official opening night on 27th July 2016, and ran until 27th August 2016.
Recommended forThe Plough and the Stars was the perfect opportunity for fans of the great Irish playwright, Sean O’Casey to see his best play performed in a new major production. With the combined directorship of Jeremy Herrin and Howard Davies, this masterpiece is in safe hands.
Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for very young children