New York City
Brian Friel’s Olivier award-winning play, Dancing at Lughnasa, opens at The Old Vic in its first West End production since its premiere in 1990. A bittersweet reflection of rural Ireland in the thirties on the brink of industrialisation, Friel’s touching portrait of the five Mundy sisters follows their loss of love and opportunity played out against the echoes of the twentieth century, with dark humour, raw energy and tenderness. Anna Mackmin will direct an outstanding cast including Niamh Cusack, Michelle Fairley, Susan Lynch and in her London stage debut, Andrea Corr. Dancing at Lughnasa is produced by The Old Vic, Sonia Friedman Productions and Tulchin/Bartner.