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The Plough And The Stars

National Theatre Lyttelton

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Howard Davies-directed The Plough And The Stars arrives at the National Theatre Lyttelton to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising, focusing on the mixed reactions of local citizens to events which indirectly led to Irish independence.

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Howard Davies-directed The Plough And The Stars arrives at the National Theatre Lyttelton to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising, focusing on the mixed reactions of local citizens to events which indirectly led to Irish independence.

Placing a fixed lens half a mile away from the epicentre of the rebellion between November 1915 to Easter 1916, the play follows a dozen residents of a Dublin tenement as they go about their daily lives.

On the periphery of Ireland’s history, this vivid and eclectic mix of characters – selfless, hilarious and desperate by turns – come and go, all while the very heroic myth of Ireland itself is contested, nearby but elsewhere.

A mercilessly objective scope through which to observe the events, this Sean O’Casey play is simultaneously hilarious and heart-warming.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 20/07/2016

Opening Night: 27/07/2016

Booking Until: 27/08/2016

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Stephen Kennedy, Justine Mitchell, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Creative

Director - Howard Davies

Designer - Vicki Mortimer

Lighting Designer - James Famcombe

Sound - Paul Goothuis

Author - Sean O’Casey

Music By - Stephen Warbeck

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