Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland

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

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 five-week run.

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!"

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.

The Big Idea: Post-show talk | Tue 5 Mar
Writer David Ireland in conversation with the Royal Court Agitators. This event is free with a ticket to that evening's performance.

Mon - Sat: 7.30pm
Sat mats: 2.30pm (from 23 Feb)

Audio Described: Sat 9 Mar, 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)
Captioned: Tue 12 Mar, 7.30pm

Running time: approx. 1hr 40mins, with no interval.

Written by David Ireland

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Booking information

Date and Location:

Royal Court Theatre

Start Date: Thursday, 14 February, 2019

End Date: Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Address: Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS

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