In Gemma Kerr’s economic but effective production of To Have to Shoot Irishmen for Lizzie Nunnery’s own company, Almanac Arts, it is the atmosphere conjured of the complexities of a blood-riddled Dublin in the throes of the 1916 Easter Rising against a background of the Great War that propels this drama into the mind.
NEWS: Toyah Willcox in Jubilee opens Lyric Hammersmith’s 2018 season
The Lyric Hammersmith has announced their 2018 season comprising a new adaptation, an innovative Shakespeare staging, a major festival production, a stunning revival, an award-winning contemporary opera and a brand new dance production.
Text of the Day: The Plough and the Stars
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Plough and the Stars at the National Theatre
Sean O’Casey’s play focuses on a pivotal moment in Irish history between November 1915 and Easter 1916. But is this revival at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre worth a watch?
THE PLOUGH & THE STARS – National Theatre
Revival of Sean O’Casey’s modern classic shows its continued relevance, but is a bit meticulously sombre.