Abbey Theatre on Tour ‘The Plough and the Stars’ by Sean O’Casey

4 - 7 May 2016
Tickets: €18-€32

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 the Abbey's centenary programme with performances coinciding with Easter 2016.

Listen to podcast here with Sean Holmes Director of The Plough and the Stars.

The performance on Thursday, May 5th, 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.

Ticket Prices:

Stalls Centre: €28
Stalls Side: €20
Founder's Circle Centre: €32
Founder's Circle Sides: €20
Founder's Circle Boxes: €18
Circle Centre: €26
Circle Side: €20
Circle Boxes: €18


School Performances Wednesday 4 May 11 a.m. and Friday 6 May 11 a.m.  Please contact the Box Office directly to book school groups on + 353 53 912 2144.  School groups are not bookable online.
€15 for students / teachers free of charge.


Jack Clitheroe - Ian Lloyd Anderson
Nora Clitheroe - Kate Brennan
Peter Flynn - James Hayes
The Young Covey - Ciaran O’Brien
Bessie Burgess - Eileen Walsh
Mrs. Gogan - Janet Moran
Mollser (Abbey) - Mahnoor Saad
Mollser (Tour) - Rachel Gleeson
Fluther Good - David Ganly
Lieut. Langon - Lloyd Cooney
Capt. Brennan - Liam Heslin
Corporal Stoddart - Nima Taleghani
Sergeant Tinley - Tony Clay
Rosie Redmond - Nyree Yergainharsian
A Bar-tender - Ger Kelly