The Plough and the Stars


The residents of a Dublin tenement shelter from the violence. A revolution that will shape the country's future rages around them. Set amid the tumult of the Easter Rising, the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time.
The Plough and the Stars at Lyric Hammersmith

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith
Started: Thursday 15 March 2018
Closed: Saturday 7 April 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 12+

Background


Following a sell-out season at the Abbey Theatre as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising, as well as a successful Irish and US tour, The Plough and the Stars, comes to the Lyric as a co-production with the Abbey Theatre.


The Plough and the Stars was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1926.


The audience rioted.


Now regarded as a masterpiece, this provocative play is an essential part of our understanding of Ireland in 1916.


Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings a new perspective to Sean O'Casey's absorbing play, which was nominated for 4 Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2016.


Synopsis


Th' time is rotten ripe for revolution.


Set amid the tumult of the Easter Rising, The Plough and the Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time.


The residents of a Dublin tenement shelter from the violence that sweeps through the city's streets.


A revolution that will shape the country's future rages around them.


What kind of Ireland awaits them?


This is a dynamic re-imagining: loyal to the spirit of O'Casey's play whilst unleashing contemporary resonances for a modern audience.


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Theatre


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Box office tel: 020 8741 6850

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 15 March 2018

Press night:Tuesday 20 March 2018

Closes:Saturday 7 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm 20 March)

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 1-30pm (22 March)

Saturday - 2-30pm (from 24 March)


Tickets


Previews:
£15, £20

Standard:

£15 / £20 / £25 / £30 / £35 / £40


Mid-week matinees: £15 / £20


Concessions:
Under 16s £15 (subject to availability - not available on top two price bands)

Access information


Audio Described performance:

Sat 31 Mar at 7.30pm


Open Captioned performance:

Sat 31 Mar at 2.30pm


Creatives


Author: Sean O'Casey
Director: Sean Holmes
Set designer: Jon Bauser
Costume designer: Catherine Fay
Lighting: Paul Keogan
Sound: Philip Stewart
Production: Lyric Hammersmith and Abbey Theatre

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