6 April 2023 - 27 May 2023
Starring Derry Girls’ Siobhán McSweeney, Louisa Harland & Ardal O’Hanlon
Brian Friel’s fierce, heart-breaking drama Dancing at Lughnasa gets a major new revival at the National Theatre this Spring.
This striking revival features an all-star cast including Derry Girls stars Siobhán McSweeney, Louisa Harland and Ardal O’Hanlon (Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything, Father Ted).
Written by acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning playwright Brian Friel (Translations), Dancing at Lughnasa is an astonishing evocation of a family’s world on the brink of change.
Dancing at Lughnasa is directed by Olivier Award-winner Josie Rourke, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Wayne McGregor.
Dancing at Lughnasa is playing at the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre from 6 April to 27 May 2023.
What's the story of Dancing at Lughnasa?
Harvest time in County Donegal, 1936.
Outside the village of Ballybeg, the five Mundy sisters battle poverty to raise seven-year-old Michael and care for their Uncle Jack.
During the Festival of Lughnasa, Pagan and Christian meet and collide. The sisters fight each other, love each other, dance, yearn and survive.
Who is in the cast of Dancing at Lughnasa?
The cast includes Louisa Harland as Agnes, Bláithín Mac Gabhann as Rose, Siobhán McSweeney as Maggie, Justine Mitchell as Kate, Ardal O’Hanlon as Jack, Alison Oliver as Chris, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Michael.
Who are the creative team of Dancing at Lughnasa?
Director – Josie Rourke
Set and Costume Designer – Robert Jones
Lighting Designer – Mark Henderson
Choreographer – Wayne McGregor
Composer – Hannah Peel
Sound Designer – Emma Laxton
Video Designer – Douglas O’Connell
Casting – Alastair Coomer CDG
Staff Director – Séimí Campbell
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Venue InformationNational Theatre - Olivier Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
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