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Juno and the Paycock

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A Bristol Old Vic co-production with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
Written by Sean O'Casey
Starring Niamh Cusack & Des McAleer
Directed by Gemma Bodinetz


The world's in the grip of change for Juno and her peacock of a husband - a daughter flirting with marriage and politics, a civil war outside the door, a son wounded and hiding from the conflict. Could the reading of a will bring stability and status to the Boyle household?

Hilarity and tragedy rub shoulders in Sean O'Casey's classic Irish drama set in Dublin 1922, featuring his trademark mix of comic double acts, political upheavals, domestic longings, and characters who are never far away from an opulent word or song.

The cast includes Niamh Cusack (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time for the National Theatre, Playboy Of The Western World at The Old Vic and ITV's Heartbeat) as Juno and Des McAleer (The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists at the Everyman, Hunger for Icon Productions and BBC's Casualty) as Captain Boyle.

Joyful and poignant"

The Daily Mail

a starkly effective portrait of a divided house and country."

The Guardian

Niamh shines beautifully in the role of the bustling, careworn everywoman"

The Telegraph

two splendid leads...Not once did Niamh Cusack...put a gutsy foot wrong"

The Independent

pungently evokes lives lived permanently on the brink of calamity"

The Times

O'Casey's drama becomes an expressionist masterpiece in the hands of Gemma Bodinetz"

The Sunday Times

A fine revival of O'Casey's masterpiece"

The Stage

Niamh Cusack [is] heart wrenching"

Bristol Post

Juno and the Paycock
5-27 Sep


(Mon-Sat, 7pm on 10 Sep)
2.30pm (Thu & Sat mat, not 6 or 11 Sep)
£5-£26 (plus booking fee)
Ages: 12+

Director Gemma Bodinetz
Designer Conor Murphy
Lighting Designer Natasha Chivers
Composer Peter Coyte
Sound Designer Fergus O'Hare
Movement Director Charlotte Broom

Signed performance Sat 20 Sep, 2.30pm
Audio described performance Sat 27 Sep, 2.30pm

@bristololdvic  #Juno

Rehearsal photography by Brian Roberts
Production photography by Stephen Vaughan
Trailer by Farrows Creative

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