National Theatre, London
‘A nostalgic delight’ ***** The Sunday Times
‘Full of emotion and power’ ***** WhatsOnStage
‘An exquisite staging of Brian Friel’s evocative drama’ **** The Guardian
‘A beautiful new staging’ **** The Financial Times
‘Sumptuous and thoughtful’ **** The Observer
Performances until 27th may 2023!
Soundtrack news coming soon…
The award-winning drama from the writer of Translations
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 brother, ‘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.
Brian Friel’s Olivier Award-winning play is an astonishing evocation of a family’s world on the brink of change.
Josie Rourke directs this striking revival, with a cast including Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls), Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Translations).
With choreographer Wayne McGregor