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VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From15th April 2014
Opened23rd April 2014
To3rd July 2014
PricesFrom £15.00. To £50.00.
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)

The Silver Tassie

The Silver TassieT01463518602
Peppered with acrid wit and dark vaudeville humour, Sean O'Casey's powerful, huge and rarely performed anti-war play of 1928 displays a jagged madness that belies its Dublin tenement setting and gives full expression to the horror and waste of war. 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. Dear mother, this helpless thing is still your son. Harry Heegan, me, who, on the football field, could crash a twelve-stone flyer off his feet.
Author Sean O'Casey

Archive :: production:T01463518602, play:S1472961129, venue:V374

Production details

Special Performances

  • 22 Jun 14 Captioned
  • 24 Jun 14 Audio Described
  • 3 Jul 14 Captioned


Producer National Theatre
Director Howard Davies
Design Vicki Mortimer
Costume John Bright
Lighting Neil Austin
Music Stephen Warbeck
Director Scarlett Mackmin (movement)
Sound Paul Groothuis
Performer Adam Best
Performer Aidan Kelly
Performer Stephen Kennedy
Performer Aidan McArdle
Performer Ronan Raftery
Performer John Cormack
Performer Jim Creighton
Performer Benjmin Dilloway
Performer Owen Findlay
Performer Brendan Fleming
Performer Eoin Geoghegan
Performer Donnla Hughes
Performer Fred Lancaster
Performer Lucia McMahon
Performer Jordan Mifsud
Performer Deirdre Mullins
Performer Sam O'Mahony
Performer George Potts
Performer Judith Roddy
Performer Josie Walker
Performer Andrew Westfield

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