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VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From20th July 2016
Opened27th July 2016
To22nd October 2016
WhenJul 20,21,22,23,25,26,28, Aug 4,5,6,8,18,19,20,22,23,24,25,26,27, Sep 5,6,7,8,9, 10,23,24,26,27,28, Oct 20,21,22 at 19:30. Jul 27 at 19:00. Aug 6,20,23,27, Sep 8,10,24, Oct 22 Mats 14:15
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)

The Plough and the Stars

The Plough and the StarsT350758318
This four act play set in war-torn Dublin in 1916 portrays the needs and aspirations of a group of neighbours in a timeless story containing elements of both tragedy and humour. The characters are both loveable and at times, irritating. Uncle Peter, who appears resolutely stuck in the past and at war with himself and those around him, sees Covey, a young man seeking to move forward, as his tormentor. Nora a young wife desperately tries to persuade her husband not to go to war, while Fluther Good weaves a seam of goodness throughout the play. People of different religious persuasions rub shoulders, and loyalties are frequently stretched as the story moves towards an ending full of pathos: prejudices are never far away in this tight knit community.
Author Sean O'Casey

Archive :: production:T350758318, play:S2092809277, venue:V374

Production details

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, Howard Davies, who memorably brought O'Casey's The Silver Tassie to the NT stage in 2014, now tackles his greatest play.


Producer National Theatre
Director Howard Davies
Director Jeremy Herrin
Design Vicki Mortimer
Lighting James Farncombe
Music Stephen Warbeck
Sound Paul Groothuis
Director Kate Waters (fight director)
Director John Haidar (staff director)
Performer Stephen Kennedy
Performer Justine Mitchell
Performer Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Performer Adam Best
Performer Cavan Clarke
Performer Siobhan Cullen
Performer Kieran Gough
Performer Lloyd Gough
Performer Grainne Keenan
Performer Padraig Lynch
Performer Lucia McAnespie
Performer Caolan McCarthy
Performer Niamh McGowan
Performer Justine Mitchell
Performer Christopher Patrick Nolan
Performer Roisin O'Neill
Performer Richard Pryal
Performer Judith Roddy
Performer Eoin Slattery
Performer Josie Walker
Performer Fionn Walton

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