Sean O’Casey Features in the Abbey Theatre’s 110 Moments

To celebrate its 110th anniversary the Abbey Theatre has produced a pictorial timeline of 110 important moments in its history from Éamon de Valera’s performance in A Christmas Hamper in 1905 to their writers salons nurturing the next generation of irish playwrights. Sean O’Casey features in two of these first as a listing in the submission logbook for Plough and the Stars and then in a stark image of the Abbey damaged terribly by fire in 1951 during a production of that same play. Remarkably the cast and crew managed to perform the play at the Peacock the next night.

Juno and the Paycock at the Playhouse Liverpool

The acclaimed production of Juno and the Paycock staring Niamh Cusack and Des McAleer is currently on at the Playhouse in Liverpool after a run at the Bristol Old Vic.

Juno and the Paycock at the Playhouse Liverpool
Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock at the Playhouse Liverpool staring Niamh Cusack and Des McAleer

Directed by Gemma Bodinetz this production has won glowing reviews.

  • “it is a joyful and moving night out”
    The Daily Mail
  • “This powerful production with Niamh Cusack is a stark portrait of a divided house and country”
    The Guardian
  • “Gemma Bodinetz’s superlative revival”
    The Telegraph
  • “two splendid leads”
    The Independent
  • “A fine revival of O’Casey’s masterpiece”
    The Stage

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