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Lyric Square, Hammersmith, London W6 0QL

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The Plough and the Stars

Closed April 7, 2018

...this production succeeds in being very moving, while asking insistent questions about social justice that often get lost in the fray.

The Guardian

Why See The Plough and the Stars?

Sam Holmes' Dramatic Re-Imagining Of O'Casey's Masterpiece

Sean O'Casey's harrowing drama about the 1916 Republic Of Ireland Easter Rising comes to Hammersmith's Lyric Theatre in co-production with Dublin's Abbey Theatre. Transported to a present-day tower block building, the provocative and poignant commentary on social justice poses questions still relevant today. Olivier Award winning director Sam Holmes stays loyal to O'Casey's writing but delivers a high-energy, radical retelling of the modern Irish masterpiece.

Overcrowding and poverty plague a tenement block where residents include consumptive children and prostitutes, as well as Jack Clitheroe, a bricklayer and former soldier in the Irish Citizen Army, and his wife Nora. The marital discord between them is heightened when Jack is called to re-enlist and puts his the Army before his wife, ultimately the sowing seeds for a far greater tragedy.

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Opening night: 15 March 2018

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2 reviews, average rating: (3.5 Stars)

3.5 star rating

Brendan Gough: “Excellent revival of a classic”

Excellent cast brought an intensity and energy to the play.Thec use of... more

Liam Quinn: “A bit confused”

The acting was very good, but the script sometimes lost me, and it dragged... more

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