Lyttelton Theatre, National
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat
The Lyttelton National Theatre welcomes director Howard Davies and the latest production of Sean O’Casey’s The Silver Tassie, an Irish play penned in the 1920s that looks at the First World War. The cast includes Ronan Raftery as lead character Harry Heegan.
It appears in the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War and as a result stands up alongside other shows to mark this anniversary, with What The Women Did appearing at the Southwark Playhouse. Another National Theatre productions – War Horse – also remains in the West End during this centenary year.
The play focuses on the war and the legacy it has left behind. The action takes place in Ireland, where we follow Harry Heegan, a handsome amateur footballer, as he leaves behind the People at the football club dance and forget – everyone, that is, but the war veterans.
Ronan Raftery has appeared in National Theatre productions before, notably in the likes of Juno and the Paycock, whilst his film work has included Captain America: The First Avenger.
Meanwhile, director Howard Davies has been behind numerous west end shows and productions for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. His recent credits include The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre.
The Silver Tassie runs at the Lyttelton National Theatre from Tuesday 15th April 2014.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 3rd July 2014|
|Booking Until:||Thursday, 3rd July 2014|
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