Where did you see? Lytelton, National Theatre
|Ciaran Hinds (Jack Boyle) and Sinead Cusack (Juno Boyle)|
I don't want to spoil the play (despite its ancient-ness) but it has what you expect from an Irish melodrama; abandoment, religion, war, singing and Guinness(which had to be bought from Nigeria as it is a real struggle to get non-alcoholic Guinness). I read someone questionning why this play by Sean O'Casey is often performed and I think it is because it is one of the few plays to give all this characters a real purpose and whilst commentary on atheism or non-Christian religions may seem like a common theme it also makes this play seem timeless and could easily, much like Top Girls, have been written after the events rather during them.