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Marking the centenary of the Easter Rising, Sean O’Casey’s historic play comes to National Theatre venue the Lyttelton Theatre.

Set first in November 1915 and culminating in the turmoil of the 1916 Easter Rising, The Plough and the Stars follows a disparate group of working-class Dubliners as they go about their daily lives in a Dublin tenement block. Although they stand on the fringes of history, these men and women are nonetheless doomed to be caught up in it.

Famous for causing a riot when it opened in Dublin in 1926, O’Casey’s unblinking examination of working-class people during a citizen-led attempt to shake off British rule is thought by many to be his greatest play and is a striking conclusion to his Troubles Trilogy. A heart-breaking tragedy and a scathing critique of the romantic nationalism of this turbulent era in Irish history, The Plough and the Stars is a classic of political theatre. Directed by Howard Davies and starring an incredible ensemble cast including Stephen Kennedy, Justine Mitchell and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, this fierce, moving play shows us that we still have a lot to learn about social justice.

Playing in London for just four weeks from July, book your tickets today.

The Plough & The Stars reviews

2 reviews
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7 Sep 2016

This is a truly wonderful performance, my partner and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The female characters are exceptionally strong and it is a very passionate and memorable show.

Irish Flynn
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28 Aug 2016

This play was beyond my expectations. The whole cast were superb. I felt immersed in the story as the acting was so good and the sets were amazing. The whole play was thought provoking and the ending was very moving. The programme too was worth buying as it told the story of the pkayright!!!


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When Can I Go

28th July - 27th August 2016 

Where Do I Go

Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX