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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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The Plough and the Stars – Birmingham Rep at The Old Rep

Writer: Sean O’Casey Director: Wayne Jordan Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4.5] Sean O’Casey’s classic play is set around the time of the 1916 Easter uprising in Dublin, telling the story of events before and during that time. It focuses not on the leaders of the uprising, or the political figures that we may read about in the history books, but instead ...

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