Date(s) of Performance

10/20/2016 - 10/23/2016


The Abbey Theatre

Directed by

Sean Holmes


Cast: Ian-Lloyd Anderson, Kate Stanley Brennan, Tony Clay, Lloyd Cooney, Hilda Fay, David Ganly, Rachel Gleeson, James Hayes, Liam Heslin, Ger Kelly, Janet Moran, Ciarán O’Brien, Nima Taleghani, Nyree Yergainharsian


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. Recently performed during the centenary of the Easter Rising, Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes returns with this production of Sean O’Casey’s absorbing play.


Theatre and Performance Studies



Download Brochure/Program (2.2 MB)

Download Image 1 (3.1 MB)

Download Image 2 (3.0 MB)

Download Image 3 (3.6 MB)

Download Image 4 (3.4 MB)

Download Image 5 (2.9 MB)

Download Image 6 (3.0 MB)

Additional Information

The Plough and the Stars