Dancing at Lughnasa
på Olivier Theatre, National
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 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).
2 hours and 45 mins including interval
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theatre.