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The Plough and the Stars – National Theatre, London

Writer: Sean O’Casey Co-Directors: Jeremy Herrin, Howard Davies Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Even for a play about collateral damage during an armed urban conflict, there’s a surprising amount of violence in Sean O’Casey’s 1926 play. Set in November 1915 and Easter 1916 in inner city Dublin, there’s plenty of shots fired and scuffles as pressure rises, but the most shocking moment ...

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Juno and the Paycock – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Sean O’Casey Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: Abbie Rippon When writing about the tenement housing conditions in Dublin in 1914, John Cook stated that ‘… men, women and children can never rise to the best that is in them under such conditions’. O’Casey’s beautifully crafted dialogue and Gemma Bodinetz’s thoughtful and poignant direction encapsulates this statement. The Liverpool Playhouse production ...

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NEWS: Cusack and McAleer to star in Bodinetz’s production of Juno and the Paycock

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse’s artistic director Gemma Bodinetz will direct Niamh Cussack and Des McAleer in a revival of Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock in a co-production between the Liverpool Theatres and Bristol Old Vic. Juno and the Paycock features O’Casey’s trademark mix of comic double acts, political upheavals, domestic longings, and characters who are never far away from ...

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NEWS: Irish classic set for Glasgow’s St.Patrick’s Day Festival

One of the great plays of the 20th Century, Juno and the Paycock is playing as part of Glasgow’s St.Patrick’s Day Festival this year. From 10th to 12th March at Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow this classic play will offer a devastating portrait of wasted potential in a Dublin torn apart by the chaos of the Irish Civil War, 1922. Jack Boyle ...

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