Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama

Published on Mon 12 Jun 2017

David Ireland’s 2016 play Cyprus Avenue has been shortlisted for the James Tate Black Prize for Drama.

Directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, Cyprus Avenue was co-production between the Royal Court and the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.  It was performed in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court in April and May of 2016 after a successful run at the Abbey.

Cyprus Avenue was supported by Cockayne Grants for the Arts and Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

The James Tate Black Prize is an annual award given to the best new play in English, Scots or Gaelic.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh on 21 August 2017.