The Plough and the Stars on Tour
Posted: 11 April, 2016
Audio described and captioned performances of The Plough and the Stars in Cork, Wexford, Limerick and Galway
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.
Following performances at the Abbey Theatre, The Plough and the Stars will embark on a tour of Ireland and North America.
Audio described and captioned performances:
Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Saturday 16th April*
Cork Opera House, Cork, Thursday 28th April
National Opera House, Wexford, Thursday 5th May
Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, Thursday 12th May
Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Thursday 26th May
Programme Notes for audio described performances are available in audio and plain text on our Media Centre
*Irish Sign Language interpreted performance Thursday 14th April at Abbey Theatre.
Captioned and audio described performances are provided by Arts and Disability Ireland, with funding from the Arts Council.
Th’ time is rotten ripe for revolution