20:00, Fri 7th March 2014 at Homerton Auditorium
Lent Week 7
"I ofen looked up at the sky an' assed meself the question - what is the moon, what is the stars?"
Dublin 1922. The bitter civil war between the Die-hard Republicans and the Free-Staters continues. Amidst the chaos, in an overcrowded tenement flat, the long suffering Juno Boyle desperately tries to keep the family together. Unemployed, 'Captain' Jack Boyle drinks his way through life with his side-kick Joxer Daly. Their daughter, Mary, is on strike. Their son, Johnny, injured fighting in the IRA cowers in doors, petrified.
A visit from an English solicitor changes everything. A distant relative has died and the family have come into an inheritance. An escape from a world that's falling apart.
A comedy, a tragedy, a story of survival and human will, Sean O' Casey's Juno and the Paycock is one of the greatest plays of the 20th century.
'Searing, sobering, devastating and beautiful.' Sunday Independent
‘Intensely moving.' Sunday Independent
'A mesmerising mix of comedy and tragedy.' Daily Mail