25 July 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel, from 2 – 26 August
Following the success of Lovers (2015), and The Factory Girls (2016), The Everyman continues its tradition of producing top-quality drama. The curtain rises from Wednesday 2nd August to Saturday 26th August for Brian Friel’s masterpiece, Dancing at Lughnasa. Friel’s touching story features a stellar cast including: Eva Bartley, Jeanne O’Connor, Rosie O’Regan, Martha Dunlea, Barry McKiernan, Gary Murphy and Jack Healy.
Dancing at Lughnasa is a rich, and deeply moving, account of the lives of the five Mundy sisters and their ailing older brother. They 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.
The show presented by the Everyman, has a superb creative team consisting of Julie Kelleher (director), Cathy Walsh (choreographer) Deirdre Dwyer (set and costume design) and Irene Buckley (sound design).
Tickets are on sale now from the Everyman box office, phone 021 4501 673, or online at everymancork.com