About Dancing at Lughnasa
***** The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Daily Express, Time Out, Whatsonstage, Jewish Chronicle
**** The Guardian, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Metro, Sunday Express, The Mail on Sunday, Sunday Telegraph
***** This magnificent revival of a play of true greatness – Daily Telegraph
***** It’s a masterpiece, and a total joy to see it once more in so fine a revival – The Independent
***** Beautifully acted…utterly beguiling, deeply moving – Daily Telegraph
**** A stunning ensemble cast…powerfully reclaim a modern classic – Sunday Express
**** Anna Mackmin’s excellent revival – The Guardian
A fine production…Excellent sets and costumes by Lez Brotherston – Variety
Brian Friel’s Olivier award winning play, a bittersweet reflection of rural Ireland in the thirties on the brink of industrialisation returns to The West End for the first time since its premiere in 1990.
Friel’s passionate portrait of the five Mundy sisters follows their loss of love and opportunity played out against the echoes of the twentieth century with a dark humour, raw energy and tenderness.
Anna Mackmin directs an outstanding cast including Andrea Corr, Niamh Cusack, Michelle Fairley and Susan Lynch is this vital, life-affirming play.