David Ireland's Award-Winning Play Cyprus Avenue Now Available to Watch for World Theatre Day

Published on Fri 27 Mar 2020

As previously announced the Royal Court Theatre and The Space will make Cyprus Avenue, the film adaptation, available to watch for free today (World Theatre Day) on their website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages for one month.

This is the first time the film is able to be seen internationally.

Royal Court Theatre Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone said;

“Last year we were fortunate enough to make a film of our production of Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland with BBC Four and The Space. We were going to put it up on our website for a month from 27th March – World Theatre Day. We still are. But now the world has changed immeasurably it is an opportunity to watch some theatre, free, at home, safely and remember that when we all return to each other, great plays and great performances which entertain and help us understand the world we live in, like this, will be filling your theatres for you to enjoy. Don’t forget about us. We will be back.”

Commissioned by The Space this film of Cyprus Avenue mixes live capture of performance from the iconic Royal Court Theatre stage production with location shooting in Belfast. It was first broadcast on Sunday 15 September 2019 on BBC Four.

Starring Stephen Rea and directed by Vicky Featherstone, award-winning Cyprus Avenue was originally produced by the Royal Court Theatre, London and Abbey Theatre, Dublin before touring to The MAC in Belfast and the Public Theater in New York.

Full cast include Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, Chris Corrigan, Andrea Irvine, Amy Molloy and Stephen Rea.

To watch the film, click here.

To view the trailer, click here.

For the full press release, click here.