The Plough and The Stars

£20 - £60

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?

This is a dynamic re-imagining: loyal to the spirit of O’Casey’s play whilst unleashing contemporary resonances for a modern audience.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

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King Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
According to Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail, Jenna Coleman, and Colin Morgan will join Academy Award-winner Sally Field and actor Bill Pullman on stage in Arthur Miller's modern classic All My Sons, in Headlong Theatre's production at the Old Vic Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Soho Theatre is pleased to announce casting for Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong and Simone Ibbett-Brown's Shuck 'n' Jive. Directed by Soho Theatre's Associate Director Lakesha Arie-Angelo, Olivia Onyehara (Jack Lear, Hull Truck) will take on the role of 'Simone' and Tanisha Spring (Caroline, or Change, Playhouse Theatre) will take on the role of 'Cassi' in this subversive debut play told with music, laughter and searing honesty.
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 4, 2018
Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Finn O'Sullivan, and the creative team of On Beckett at Irish Rep celebrated their opening night last night, October 3.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
Goodman Theatre adds to its 2018/2019 Season a limited engagement of St. Nicholas-an internationally-acclaimed major revival by London's Donmar Warehouse of Conor McPherson's 1997 intimate thriller, directed by Simon Evans. The monologue play stars Olivier Award-winning actor Brendan Coyle ("Mr. Bates" of the smash sensation Downton Abbey, for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination) in "a superlative, mesmerizing performance that's simply not to be missed" (The Arts Review). The U.S. premiere, which appears in the Goodman's 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre, follows two acclaimed recent appearances at the Donmar Warehouse and the Dublin Theatre Festival. The creative team includes Peter McKintosh (Set), Matt Daw (Lighting) and Christopher Shutt (Sound). Goodman Theatre's limited engagement of St. Nicholas appears January 9 - 27, 2019 in the Owen Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Tickets are available now ONLY with the purchase of a new Classic Membership (4-play packages start at $80). Individual tickets ($25 - $60; subject to change) go on sale Friday, November 9. For tickets and more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/StNicholas or call the box office (312.443.3800, 12 noon - 5pm daily).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
John Haidar directs Tom Mothersdale as Shakespeare's most notorious and complex villain, Richard III. This inventive new staging is a co-production between Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic, with Royal & Derngate Northampton and Oxford Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
City Theatre (@citytheatremia) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) are proud to present WINTER SHORTS, America's Short Play Winter Festival. WINTER SHORTS, the festive version of City Theatre's renowned Summer Shorts: America's Short Play Festival, runs from December 6-23 in the Arsht Center's intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), under the direction of City Theatre Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018
This new free exhibition at the National Theatre explores how designers use set models for theatre-making. Playing with Scale unfolds the idea of a scale model and explains the importance of models as a design tool. The exhibition features model boxes from productions at the NT, archive materials, films, audio and photography.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018
The Lyric Hammersmith today announces that Sean Holmes will step down in October 2018, after almost a decade as Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive. Sean joined the Lyric in January 2009.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with Gabriel Byrne (Long Day's Journey into Night), is proud to present the world premiere of Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom.
by Rona Kelly - May 5, 2018
Translations is currently in rehearsals at the National Theatre, ahead of its first major revival on the London stage. This not only marks actor Dermot Crowley's fourth time appearing in the play, but also over four decades of working at the National. Catching up over a lunch break, Dermot tells us just what it is that makes him want to return both to the play and the National again, and shares his advice on playing the Olivier.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) proudly presents ALAN JAY LERNER: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, this season's Gala Benefit production, on Monday, June 4th at 7 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, NYC). The evening will honor the extraordinary contributions of Irish Rep board member Tina Santi Flaherty, reflecting her many years of leadership support of the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full cast for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Sean Holmes. Sean joined the Globe as Associate Artistic Director after almost a decade as Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's evergreen comedy of chaos and order, opens on Friday 28 June in The Globe Theatre. Bottom will be played by Jocelyn Jee Esien, returning to the Globe following her titular role of Dr Faustus.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announces two new productions for summer 2019. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be Little Gem by Elaine Murphy (Shush) and directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull (Outlying Islands). Performances begin on July 17, 2019, with an opening night set for July 25, for a limited run through September 1, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announces performers and presenters for A 30thAnniversary Celebration, this season's Gala benefit production, on Monday June 17th at 7:00PM at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018
City Theatre (@citytheatremia) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) are proud to present SUMMER SHORTS, America's Short Play Festival. Playing May 31-July 1, 2018 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House) and led by City Theatre Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford, SUMMER SHORTS is an annual theatrical celebration that showcases the diversity of Miami through a variety of new short plays and musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018
Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today two upcoming special events Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018
The Festival Theatre is delighted to present the exclusive Scottish dates of James Graham's critically acclaimed and prescient political drama THIS HOUSE.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018
Matthew Warchus' big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens' immortal classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to the Old Vic opening on 5 December, with previews from 27 November, joyously adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
West End performer, Strictly Come Dancing favourite and television actor Danny Mac will star in of Amelie the Musical during the show's run in Glasgow this summer.
by Charlie Wilks - Mar 21, 2018
A young girl in a football tee steps on stage and begins to sing a melodic tune. Her voice is angelic, lulling you into a fall sense of comfort - until she begins to choke on herself, coughing up copious amounts of blood.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018
Following a sell-out season at The Abbey Theatre as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising, as well as a successful Irish and US tour, The Plough and the Stars comes to the Lyric Hammersmith as a co-production with The Abbey Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
West End performer, Strictly Come Dancing favourite and television actor Danny Mac has been confirmed to join the UK tour of Amelie The Musical, based on the much-loved, five-time Oscar-nominated film. Joining previously announced French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson as Amelie Poulain, Danny Mac will play the sweet daydreamer Nino Quincampoix from 22 May. The role of Nino will be played by Chris Jared during performances at The Watermill Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today special events and programming for the month of April as part of The Sean O'Casey Season, celebrating 30 years of Irish Repertory Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
Following a sell-out season at the Abbey Theatre as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising, as well as a successful Irish and US tour, The Plough and the Stars comes to the Lyric Hammersmith as a co-production with the Abbey Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
Irish Repertory Theatre recently celebrated ALAN JAY LERNER: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, this season's Gala Benefit production, on Monday, June 4th. The evening honored the extraordinary contributions of Irish Rep board member Tina Santi Flaherty, reflecting her many years of leadership support of the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Frantic Assembly has announced a year of projects to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Frantic Assembly has announced a year of projects to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for Little Gem, written by Elaine Murphy (Shush) and directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull (Outlying Islands). Performances begin on July 17, 2019 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage with an opening night set for July 25, for a limited run through September 1, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
What if we all knew at what age we were going to die - how would this change us as individuals and as a society? The Numbered is an engaging and thought-provoking play by Elias Canetti. Reuniting the award-winning design team from the 2017 festival hit, Far Away, including Mel Mercier, Aedin Cosgrove and Paul Keogan, The Numbered sees Corcadorca return to Cork's iconic Fitzgerald's Park where they staged the acclaimed production A Midsummer's Nights Dream in 2001.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018
The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich has today announced the cast for their brand new actor-musician co-production of Tony Award-Winning show, ONCE, which will make its regional premiere at the Ipswich based theatre from Thursday 6 to Saturday 22 September.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018
The Donmar Warehouse presents St Nicholas, a chilling one-man play by Conor McPherson, directed by Simon Evans and starring Brendan Coyle. This is the first time McPherson and Coyle have collaborated since The Weir, for which both received Olivier Awards. The performances will take place at the Donmar's intimate studio space at 3 Dryden Street from Monday 10 September - Friday 5 October 2018, and from Tuesday 9 October - Sunday 14 October 2018 at the Smock Alley Theatre, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival, which will be the play's Irish premiere. Tickets for London performances will be allocated via a ballot, which is open for entries by signing up to the Donmar's Newsletter or KLAXON email lists at donmarwarehouse.com.
by Brendan Daly - Jul 18, 2018
Cristín Kehoe's Shelter attempts to negotiate the knotty relationship between Ireland's turbulent past and uneasy present.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Amelie The Musical, based on the much-loved, five-time Oscar-nominated film, will transfer to the West End this Christmas following its current UK tour, and its sell-out season premiere at the Watermill in Newbury in April.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre is excited to announce casting for The O'Casey Cycle, featuring O'Casey's three most renowned works, The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, and The Plough and the Stars, presented in repertory.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
Headlong today announces full casting for John Haidar's production of Richard III with Stefan Adegbola, Derbhle Crotty, Heledd Gwynn, Tom Kanji, Michael Matus, Leila Mimmack, Eileen Nicholas, Caleb Roberts and John Sackville joining the previously announced Tom Mothersdale in the title role as Shakespeare's most notorious and complex villain.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today special events and programming for the month of February as part of the The Sean O'Casey Season, celebrating 30 years of Irish Repertory Theatre.
by Marianka Swain - Feb 28, 2018
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams to a new epic and a lush romance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features!
by Danielle Gutierrez - Feb 25, 2018
The epic story returns. Tony Kushner's two-part play, ANGELS IN AMERICA makes its way back to Broadway tonight! A cast led by Tony nominee Andrew Garfield and two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane will begin previews tonight at the Neil Simon Theatre with Part 1: Millennium Approaches. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today special events and programming for the month of March as part of the The Sean O'Casey Season, a comprehensive retrospective of the work of renowned Irish playwright Sean O'Casey, celebrating 30 years of Irish Repertory Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
Irish Repertory Theatre is excited to announce The Sean O'Casey Season, a comprehensive retrospective of the work of renowned Irish playwright Sean O'Casey, to take place from January through May of Irish Rep's 30th Anniversary Season.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Further casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ivo van Hove's highly anticipated stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018
Sally Field and Bill Pullman will star as Kate and Joe Keller in Arthur Miller's All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin, in a co-production with Headlong Theatre at The Old Vic in Spring 2019. Further casting and dates are to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Producers Lia Vollack, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson today announced the cast and creative team for Almost Famous, a world premiere musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film. Almost Famous, which will open the 2019-2020 Season at The Old Globe (Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields), is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jeremy Herrin and features original music and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt. Performances will run September 13 a?' October 20, with an official opening night on September 27.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018
The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch has today announced its ensemble cast of actor-musicians for its UK regional premiere of the Tony-Award winning musical ONCE. It will star Daniel Healy as Guy; he originally played Eamon and was also the understudy for Ronan Keating and Arthur Darvill as Guy in the West End production. ONCE runs at the Queen's Theatre from 3 - 20 October.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre presents A 30th Anniversary Celebration, this season's Gala benefit production, on Monday June 17th at 7:00PM at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center (1941 Broadway, New York, NY 10023). The evening will honor President Bill Clinton for his work on the historic Good Friday Agreement, securing peace in Northern Ireland.
by - Apr 27, 2019
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/27/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
Artistic Director Josie Rourke said, "I'm delighted to announce two new productions at the Donmar, joining the previously announced THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, for my penultimate season, with all three directed by women.
by - Apr 20, 2019
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/20/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciar n O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today special events and programming for the month of May as part of The Sean O'Casey Season, celebrating 30 years of Irish Repertory Theatre. May's events will include a screening of the biographical film Under the Colored Cap by Sean O'Casey's daughter, Shivaun O'Casey; an original concert of songs from O'Casey's plays; and two free scholar-led panels about O'Casey's life that will be livestreamed on Facebook.
by - Apr 13, 2019
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/13/2019.