Staged by Harold Prince as a piece of environmental theatre with action flowing around the audience, Sean O'Casey's turbulent life unfolds in lyrical excerpts from the first two books of his six volume autobiography. The material is laced with music, singing, and dancing, crowd scenes, plays within the play, and monologues in which the older O'Casey watches early scenes from his life.
"No synopsis could do justice to the richness of Grandchild of Kings. Every moment is alive with characters, with music and dancing, and with feelings that explode and vanish." - New Yorker
"Exuberant, emotionally rich." - Time
"An ace of a play." - WNew YorkW TV