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Dancing at Lughnasa
Dancing at Lughnasa

Royal & Derngate’s Made in Northampton season continues tomorrow with the multi award-winning Dancing At Lughnasa, by Irish playwright, Brian Friel.

Set in rural Donegal in 1936, at a time when life was simple, but making ends meet seemed impossibly hard, the play follows the five Mundy sisters as they laugh, cry and dance together.

During the course of a summer, when their missionary brother returns from Africa a frail and changed man and the sisters get their first wireless radio, relationships are tested, social conventions challenged and the doctrines of the church clash with the spirit of a Pagan past. Dreams of love crumble as dusk sets on the life the sisters knew.

A spokeswoman said: “Told through the eyes of seven-year-old Michael, the illegitimate son of one of the sisters, this is a magical, moving, memory story, filled with humour, tenderness and the longing of unfulfilled lives.”

Dancing at Lughnasa can be seen from tomorrow until Saturday, June 15. Tickets cost from £13 to £28. To book, call the box office on 01604 624811 or visit www.

Customers booking as part of the Made in Northampton 2013 subscription season can make savings.