The Plough and The Stars

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Updated: October 28th, 2015

The Abbey Theatre Presents

The Plough and The Stars

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 is one of the highlights of our centenary programme with performances coinciding with Easter 2016.

Cast includes: Ian Lloyd Anderson, Kate Brennan, Ciaran O’Brien, Nyree Yergainharsian

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The performance on Thursday, May 12th, at 8pm will be audio described and captioned. 

Audio description is for audiences who are visually impaired or blind and captioning is like subtitling for audiences who are deaf and hard of hearing. Facilitated by Arts & Disability Ireland with funding from the Arts Council. Please inform Box Office if you want to avail of audio description or captioning on 061 774 774.


Please note all ticket prices include €1 per ticket booking charge.

No exchanges or refunds.

For all performances at the Lime Tree Theatre, wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call (061) 774774 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.

No late comers admitted to the theatre after the show commences.

Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking available.

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