Cyprus Avenue

by David Ireland

Cyprus Avenue Top / Details / The Company
Tue 05 Apr - Sat 07 May 2016

Cyprus Avenue returns to the Royal Court in 2019. For more details click here.

“Gerry Adams has disguised himself as a new-born baby and successfully infiltrated my family home.”

Eric Miller is a Belfast Loyalist. He believes his five-week old granddaughter is Gerry Adams.

His family keep telling him to stop living in the past and fighting old battles that nobody cares about anymore but his cultural heritage is under siege. He must act.

The story of one man struggling with the past and terrified of the future.

“Without prejudice we’re nothing! If we don’t discriminate, we don’t survive!”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

‘David Ireland’s shocking new play balances humour and horror, with Stephen Rea superb as an Ulster loyalist suspicious of his ‘Fenian’ baby granddaughter.’

Susannah Clapp | The Observer Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

‘Compulsive viewing.’

Dominic Cavendish | The Daily Telegraph Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

‘Helped by an astonishing Rea, the play is provocative, and horribly unforgettable.’

JE | The Sunday Times

★ ★ ★ ★

‘Stephen Rea is phenomenal in this satirical comedy about a man who thinks his granddaughter is Gerry Adams.’

Andrzej Lukowski | Time Out Read full review

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Age guidance 14+
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes (no interval)

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