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The Plough and the Stars

Published by: Irish Reviewers on 16th Aug 2010 | View all blogs by Irish Reviewers

“The Plough and the Stars” is now showing in the Abbey Theatre until 25th September 2010.


The Plough and the Stars is a play by the Irish writer Seán O'Casey which was first performed on February 8, 1926 in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.


It is set in Dublin around the time of the 1916 Easter Rising. The play shows little of the leaders of the rising, but instead concentrates on a cast of ordinary working-class Dubliners. Among them are a young married couple called Jack and Nora Clitheroe. Jack is a member of the Irish Citizen Army, but Nora would prefer that he stay at home with her. Jack learns that Nora has burned a notification that he has been promoted Commandant and he is to lead a reconnaissance attack on Dublin Castle. Jack is furious and leaves the house.


Throughout this play we are introduced to the period were my generation’s parents grew up. We are brought down the familiar road of Irish lifestyle, lingo and livelihood which resonates in us all. Jack is played by the devilishly handsome and all grown up Barry White who we seen strut his stuff previously in “Lay me down Softly, in Late 2008.


The audience seem to love many of the additional characters throughout this play bringing us barrels of laughter at there persona.


Booking Information

Tuesday 27 July – Saturday 25 September
Previews Wednesday 21, Thursday 22, Friday 23, Saturday 24, Monday 26 July
Monday – Saturday evening 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm

Book now or call 01 87 87 222




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