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National Theatre - Lyttelton Theatre - Londres - Angleterre


From November 1915 to Easter 1916, as the rebellion builds to a climax half a mile away, the disparate residents of a Dublin tenement go about their lives, peripheral to Ireland’s history.


Première Preview: mercredi 20 juillet 2016
Première: mercredi 27 juillet 2016
Dernière: samedi 22 octobre 2016



Mise en scène:
Howard Davies
Stephen Kennedy, Justine Mitchell, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Adam Best, Cavan Clarke, Siobhan Cullen, Kieran Gough, Lloyd Gough, Grainne Keenan, Padraig Lynch, Lucia McAnespie, Caolan McCarthy, Niamh McGowan, Justine Mitchell, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Roisin O'Neill, Richard Pryal, Judith Roddy, Eoin Slattery, Josie Walker, Fionn Walton


"Sean O’Casey’s 1926 play keeps a remarkably chipper tone, before descending into predictable tragedy. Sadly, when the blows come, they fail to move much; when all that’s gone before is strained humour and crude stereotypes, it’s hard to care much for this Dublin family and neighbours." Holly Williams for the Independent

"From a slowish start the drama gathers in intensity to a final act of harrowing brilliance." Jane Shilling for The Telegraph

"The women are exceptionally strong in this production of O’Casey’s great Easter Rising drama, which draws out the complex humanity of its characters." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"The play is an ensemble piece, and every character has a moment in the spotlight. But some of the droll minor ones seem caricatures, and the drama takes too long to exert its grip. Still, Judith Roddy impresses as energetic Nora, desperate for her new husband Jack not to take part in the uprising." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard


Sean O’Casey’s great epic drama, The Plough and the Stars, caused riots when it opened at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 1926, ten years after the 1916 Easter Rising…

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