02 Aug–26 Aug

Dancing at Lughnasa (2017)


Presented by The Everyman
2 – 26 AUG 2017

A rich and deeply moving account of the lives of the five Mundy sisters and their ailing older brother are brought to life through the eyes of Michael, son of the youngest sister, Christina. Set in rural Ireland in 1936, the play takes an affectionate look at this family and the difficult circumstances in which the women, in particular, attempt to hold things together.

Following the success of Lovers (2015) and The Factory Girls (2016), The Everyman once more thrilled audiences with this innovative take on Friel’s masterpiece.

★★★★ “The five women in the cast reveal themselves as honestly as they have been written” – Irish Times (Click HERE to read the full review)

★★★★ “With assured direction by the Everyman’s Julie Kelleher, the cast brings out the deep poignancy at play here” – Irish Examiner (Click HERE to read the full review)

“this gentle story of five gutsy women who dance in their kitchen is as touching as ever” – The Sunday Times

“captivating production” – Evening Echo

Watch the scenic painting timelapse video HERE.

Cast and Creative Team

Written by Brian Friel
Directed by Julie Kelleher
Choreographer Cathy Walsh
Set & Costume Designer Deirdre Dwyer
Lighting Designer Brian Mitchell
Sound Designer Irene Buckley

Starred Julie Sharkey, Eva Bartley, Jeanne O’Connor, Rosie O’Regan, Martha Dunlea, Barry McKiernan, Gary Murphy and Jack Healy