Lyttelton Theatre, National
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Sean O’Casey’s The Plough And The Stars heads to the stage of the Lyttelton National Theatre in 2016, the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
Howard Davies, the man behind numerous Laurence Olivier Award-winning productions, directs the show and this is likely to be a must-see look at a rebellion that changed a nation over a century ago.
The story begins in the November of 1915 as anticipation mounts for a free country and the end of British rule in Ireland. We meet an array of people amongst this backdrop including the Clitheroe and Gogan families and then we turn our attention to the events of Easter in April 1916 as we witness the characters’ lives in Dublin.
Ireland has been marking the centenary of those events throughout 2016, which were a precursor to Irish independence in 1922.
And as this is an historical event with a lot of resonance it falls on a world-class director to bring it to life. Howard Davies is the man recruited to bring vision to Sean O’Casey’s 1926 script and he does so as a multi award-winner and international talent. His credits have included the likes of All My Sons and The Iceman Cometh in the West End, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof on Broadway and extensive work with some of the UK’s most prestigious theatre companies. He has worked as the National Theatre’s Associate Director.
In a year that brings shows like The Suicide to the same stage, The Plough And The Stars runs at the Lyttelton National Theatre from Wednesday 20th July 2016.
|Booking From:||Friday, 21st October 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 22nd October 2016|
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