Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy

Directed by Garry Hynes

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In DruidO'Casey, the three plays of Sean O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy will be performed together in one day, an epic theatrical event.

A limited number of individual performances of the three plays in the trilogy will also take place.


Please note that these timings are estimates and are subject to change.

Trilogy total playing time:
6 hours 15 minutes plus intervals and breaks


  • 1pm, The Plough and the Stars, 2 hours 30 minutes (plus interval)
  • Coffee break
  • 4.30pm, The Shadow of a Gunman, 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)
  • Dinner break
  • 8pm, Juno and the Paycock, 2 hours 15 minutes (plus interval)


The Plough and the Stars
2 hours 30 minutes (plus interval)

The Shadow of a Gunman
1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)

Juno and the Paycock
2 hours 15 minutes (plus interval)

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RTÉ Arena: DruidO'Casey Special

This episode is now available to listen back to here.

Join us for a special episode of Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 to celebrate the world premiere of DruidO'Casey at Galway International Arts Festival.

On the set of DruidO'Casey at the Town Hall Theatre, Arena's Sean Rocks will chat to the cast and creative team behind this new staging of Sean O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy.

This special episode will be recorded in front of a live audience and broadcast later that evening.

Thursday 27 July
Town Hall Theatre
2.30pm - doors open
2.45pm - recording begins
4pm - recording ends
Please note that latecomers cannot be admitted

€7 tickets are available from the Town Hall Theatre box office

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Garry Hynes in conversation with Fintan O’Toole

This conversation is now available to view on YouTube.

A century ago, Ireland was reborn in the fires of rebellion and war. The playwright Sean O’Casey bore witness to these seismic events and dramatised them as the Dublin Trilogy, three great works of Irish theatre, full of history, humanity and humour — The Plough and the Stars, The Shadow of a Gunman and Juno and the Paycock. 100 years later, Garry Hynes has woven O’Casey’s three plays into an epic Druid theatrical event of conflict, national identity and the human toll of war.

To discuss these plays and this new production, Garry is joined in conversation by journalist and author Fintan O’Toole.

28 July 2023 at 1pm
O’Donoghue Theatre, University of Galway
€10 tickets are available via Galway International Arts Festival

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Post-Show Discussions

Wednesday 26 July
Town Hall Theatre
A post-show discussion with members of the company as part of Galway International Arts Festivals's First Thought Backstage series, following the 7pm performance of The Shadow of a Gunman, chaired by Dr Miriam Haughton (University of Galway).

Thursday 12 October
NYU Skirball
A post-show discussion with director Garry Hynes and other members of the company, following the 7.30pm performance of The Shadow of a Gunman.

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All DruidO'Casey venues are fully accessible.

Please visit each venue's website for more information:
GALWAY: Town Hall Theatre
BELFAST: Lyric Theatre
DUBLIN: Abbey Theatre
NEW YORK: NYU Skirball

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Content Guidance

Please note that this production features depictions of violence and war, with gunshots and loud noises.

Age suitability: 12+ due to the duration of the trilogy performances; single-play performances may be more suitable for younger audiences.

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