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Eric (David Hayman) is a Belfast Loyalist, still very much stuck in the past. Completely convinced, despite his family’s protestations, that his five week old granddaughter is in fact the Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams, Eric believes his Protestant cultural heritage is under siege. What can he do? He must act!
It’s true, Bernie! If you look at that baby closely…especially now that I’ve drawn the beard on her…you’ll see…she is…that is a Fenian in our house….an unrepentant communist, an unapologetic ‘soixante-huitard’ masquerading as a new born…deliberately infiltrating this indomitable fortress of Unionism that I have built with my own….this is our house Bernie!’
Written by the celebrated playwright, David Ireland, Cyprus Avenue is an utterly hilarious, fast-paced, and absurd play with some extremely dark twists and turns. Originally produced in London and Dublin to great acclaim, this Tron Theatre Company production, with a stellar cast, will be its Scottish premiere.
With Saskia Ashdown, Shaun Blaney, David Hayman, Ann Louise Ross and Sinead Sharkey.
Written by DAVID IRELAND
Directed by ANDY ARNOLD
Set & Costume Design by BECKY MINTO
Sound Design by NIROSHINI THAMBAR
Lighting Design by KATE BONNEY
View the Cyprus Avenue BSL promo trailer here:
Content Warning: Cyprus Avenue contains strong, racist and homophobic language, discussion of sectarian themes, gunshots and scenes of extreme violence (including towards a baby) that audience members may find disturbing.
Image credit: Gordon Burniston/Jamhot; BSL promo video by EJ Raymond