The Plough and the Stars 2016

The Plough and the Stars 2016

  • From Wednesday, 9 March 2016
  • To Saturday, 23 April 2016
  • Showing on Abbey stage
  • Running time: 2 hours and 30 mins (approx) including a 20 minute interval

The Plough and the Stars 2016

Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes will bring a new perspective to Sean O’Casey’s absorbing play.

‘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?

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 1916.

Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes will bring a new perspective to Sean O’Casey’s absorbing play. The Plough and the Stars is one of the highlights of our centenary programme with performances coinciding with Easter 2016.

Booking details for The Plough and the Stars

9 March – 23 April
Previews 9 – 14 March
on the Abbey stage

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €45 / €13 – €23 Conc.

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 14 April, 7.30pm
Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 16 April, 2pm

Proudly sponsored by

The Plough and the Stars is now sold out. A waiting list for returns/cancellations is in place at our Box Office from 6.30pm each evening. You will need to be there in person to put your name down on this list. Contact 01 8787222 for more information.

NEW PLAY PACKAGES

Book for The Plough and the Stars and receive a €5 discount on your tickets for Tina’s Idea of Fun or Town is Dead. Book for Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme and receive a €5 discount on your tickets for Cyprus Avenue.

Tickets must be purchased at the same time. Subject to availability.

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS On Tour

Following performances at the Abbey Theatre, The Plough and the Stars will embark on a tour of Ireland and North America.

IRISH TOUR

Cork Opera House - Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 April
(Audio-described and captioned performance Thursday 28 April)

The National Opera House, Wexford – Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 May
(Audio-described and captioned performance Thursday 5 May)

Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick – Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 May
(Audio-described and captioned performance Thursday 12 May)

Town Hall Theatre, Galway - Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 May
(Audio-described and captioned performance Thursday 26 May)

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
In association with Cusack Projects Limited

IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
American Repertory Theater, Harvard University, Massachusetts
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, University of Pennsylvania
Peak Performances at Montclair State University, New Jersey
Southern Theatre, Columbus, Ohio presented by CAPA and The Ohio State University

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Meet the Makers: Sean Holmes

In this podcast Sean Holmes Director of The Plough and the Stars talks about arguing with Ireland, the outsiders eye and hearing meaning for the first time. He talks about the prevalence of homelessness, the anger of O’Casey and asks who is Irish and where does that leave us?

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