Cyprus Avenue


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.
Cyprus Avenue at The Royal Court Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Royal Court Theatre
Starts: Thursday 14 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 16 March 2019
Running time:1 hr 40 mins
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


After its original sold-out run at the Royal Court and transfers to The Public Theatre, New York, Dublin's Abbey Theatre and The MAC Belfast; David Ireland's black comedy Cyprus Avenue returns for a limited four-week run.


Directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, original cast member Stephen Rea will reprise the role of Eric Miller, for which he won Best Actor at the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2017.


Cyprus Avenue won Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and James Tait Black Prize for Drama in 2017.


Synopsis


“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!”


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Theatre


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Box office tel: 020 7565 5000

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 14 February 2019

Press night:Tuesday 19 February 2019

Closes:Saturday 16 March 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm (from 23 Feb)

Tickets


Standard:
From £12

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Access information


Captioned Performance:

Tue 12 Mar 7.30pm


Audio Described Performance:

Sat 9 Mar 2.30pm (Touch tour 1pm)


Creatives


Author: David Ireland
Director: Vicky Featherstone
Production: Royal Court Theatre and Abbey Theatre

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