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Abbey Theatre presents

The Plough And The Stars

Town Hall Theatre

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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
By Sean O’Casey
Directed by Sean Holmes

Jack Clitheroe: Ian Lloyd Anderson
Nora Clitheroe: Kate Brennan
Peter Flynn: James Hayes
The Young Covey: Ciaran O’Brien
Bessie Burgess: Eileen Walsh
Mrs. Gogan: Janet Moran
Mollser (Abbey): Mahnoor Saad
Mollser (Tour): Rachel Gleeson
Fluther Good: David Ganly
Lieut. Langon: Lloyd Cooney
Capt. Brennan: Liam Heslin
Corporal Stoddart: Nima Taleghani
Sergeant Tinley: Tony Clay
Rosie Redmond: Nyree Yergainharsian
A Bar-tender: Ger Kelly


The Thurs 26th 8pm performance is audio described and captioned. When booking, please ask for seats suitable for viewing the captions, or reserve your headset for audio description. Audio described and captioned performances give audiences with sensory impairments full access to theatre.

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