PREVIEW: The Plough and the Stars, National Theatre

Rehearsals have begun for the production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars, running at the Lyttelton Theatre from the 2oth July. 


The production is directed by Howard Davies and Jeremy Herrin and marks the centenary of the Easter Rising.

From November 1915 to Easter 1916, as the rebellion builds to a climax half a mile away, the disparate residents of a Dublin tenement go about their lives, peripheral to Ireland’s history.

This new production of O’Casey’s greatest play features designs by Vicki Mortimer,lighting by James Farncombe, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Paul Groothuis and fight direction by Kate Waters.

Meanwhile, the cast includes: Adam Best, Kieran Gough, Lloyd Hutchinson, Grainne Keenan, Stephen Kennedy, Lucia McAnespie, Justine Mitchell, Roisin O’Neill, Judith Roddy, Eoin Slattery, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Josie Walker and Fionn Walton.

The Plough and the Stars runs at the National Theatre from the 20th July until the 22nd October. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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