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Dancing at Lughnasa, Olivier Theatre

April 6, 2023 - May 27, 2023

£20 – £89
dancing at lughnasa

The Olivier Theatre will host Brian Friel’s Tony Award-winning drama Dancing at Lughnasa in April. Siobhan McSweeney (Derry Girls), Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor are among the cast.

Plot of Dancing at Lughnasa

This spectacular production of Dancing at Lughnasa is directed by Mary Queen of Scots actress Josie Rourke.

Outside of Ballybeg, in County Donegal, 1936, during harvest season, the five Mundy sisters struggle against poverty to care for their Uncle Jack and raise Michael, who is seven years old.

Pagan and Christian cultures mix during the Festival of Lughnasa, as the sisters struggle, fall in love, dance and live. The Olivier Award-winning play by Brian Friel is an astounding depiction of a family’s reality just as it is about to alter.


Louisa_Harland photographed by Wolf Marloh on 30/07/2015 at 18:57:05.
Louisa Harland, photographed by Wolf Marloh

Actors: Siobhan McSweeney, Ardal O’Hanlon, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Alison Oliver, Justine Mitchell, Bláithn Mac Gabhann and Louisa Harland.

Robert Jones (costume designs), Mark Henderson (lighting) Wayne McGregor (choreography), Hannah Peel (music), Emma Laxton (sound), and Douglas O’Connell (video).

Dancing at Lughnasa

At the Olivier Theatre, National Theatre from 6 April to 27 May.


Are from £20 to £89.

Further Information

More details, booking etc can be found here.



April 6, 2023
May 27, 2023
£20 – £89
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National Theatre
Upper Ground
London,SE1 9PX
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