“Th’ whole worl’s in a terrible state o’ chassis”
A co-production between the Abbey Theatre and the National Theatre of Great Britain
In this the second part of O’Casey’s great Dublin Trilogy, the ambitions of the Boyle family are set against the political and social events of the Irish Civil War in 1922. Set in a tenement house, Juno and the Paycock is an epic tale of survival and vengeance punctuated by dreadful poverty.
Juno, the spirited matriarch of the Boyle household tries to keep her family together while it is being pulled apart by growing political unrest. Her husband, Captain Jack Boyle drinks his way through his days with his side-kick Joxer Daly while their children fail tragically in their own search for a better life.
Wednesday 21 September – Saturday 5 November 2011
Tickets: €13 – €40
Cast: Cornelius Clarke, Risteárd Cooper, Sinéad Cusack, Clare Dunne, Kieran Gough, Luke Hayden, Ciarán Hinds, Dermot Kerrigan, Nick Lee, Brian Martin, Gillian McCarthy, Bernadette McKenna, Janet Moran, Kevin Murphy, Ronan Raftery, Sophie Robinson, Eoin Slattery, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Director: Howard Davies
Set and Costume Design: Bob Crowley
Lighting Design: James Farncombe
Composer: Anna Rice
Sound: Ben Delaney