Showing: 04 November 2019
The film of David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue mixes live performance from the iconic Royal Court Theatre stage production with location shooting in Belfast. The screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with actor Stephen Rea, director Vicky Featherstone and writer David Ireland.
Starring Stephen Rea and directed by Vicky Featherstone, the award-winning Cyprus Avenue was originally produced at the Royal Court Theatre, London and Abbey Theatre, Dublin before touring to Belfast and the Public Theater in New York.
Eric Miller is a Belfast Loyalist. He is experiencing a psychotic episode and mistakes his five-week old granddaughter for Gerry Adams. Generations of sectarian trauma convince him that his cultural heritage is under siege. He must act. This hard hitting black comedy tells the story of a man struggling with the past and terrified of the future. It was awarded Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and the James Tait Black Prize for Drama in 2017. For his portrayal of Eric, Stephen Rea won Best Actor at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017.
Full cast includes Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, Chris Corrigan, Andrea Irvine, Amy Molloy and Stephen Rea.
“Mr Rea is astonishing, in one of the defining performances of his career.” - Ben Brantley, New York Times
“David Ireland’s shocking new play balances humour and horror, with Stephen Rea superb.” - Susannah Clapp, The Observer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Full Run Time Including Q&A: 2HRS 10MINS