Now regarded as a masterpiece, The Plough and the Stars is one of the plays most closely associated with the Abbey Theatre.

Set in a tenement house, against the backdrop of the Easter Rising in 1916, The Plough and the Stars is both an intimate play about the lives of ordinary people and an epic play about ideals and the birth of our nation.

Amidst the tumult of political upheaval, Jack and Nora Clitheroe are ‘like two turtle doves always billing and cooing’, much to the ridicule of their bustling neighbours. But when Ireland calls, Jack must choose between love for his wife and duty to his country.

Heartbreaking, disturbing and very funny, The Plough and The Stars is an historic play that every generation needs to see. At this time of national crisis, when the principles and ideals of the proclamation and the founding of the Republic are, more-than-ever, under consideration, it is an important play for the Abbey Theatre to present once again.

Director Wayne Jordan brings the fresh perspective of a new generation to this iconic play.

Cast: Cathy Belton, Dara Devaney, Tony Flynn, Mark Fitzgerald, Denise Gough, Joe Hanley, Peter Hanly, Laurence Kinlan, Frankie McCafferty, Ciaran O’Brien, Kathy Rose O’Brien, Karl Quinn, Natalie Radmall Quirke, Emma Eliza Regan, Gabrielle Reidy, Barry Ward

Director: Wayne Jordan
Set design: Tom Piper
Lightning design: Sinéad McKenna
Costume design: Joan O’Clery
Composer: Conor Linehan
Sound: Ben Delaney
Movement director: Paul Burke
On the Abbey stage

Tuesday 27 July – Saturday 25 September 2010
Previews Wednesday 21 – Monday 26 July

Monday – Saturday evening 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm
Tickets: €15 – €38
Sign language interpreted performance
Thursday 16 September 7.30pm
Audio described and Captioned performance
Saturday 18 September 2pm
Book now on (01) 87 87 222 or abbeytheatre.ie

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