Cyprus Avenue

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, absurd play with some extremely dark twists and turns. This Tron Theatre Company production garnered a slew of 4 and 5 star reviews on its Scottish premiere in February 2023, with David Hayman going on to win a CATS Award for Outstanding Performance for his portrayal of Eric in June 2023.

Cyprus Avenue has a running time is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes with no interval.

Recommended age 16+

Contains strong language, racism, homophobia and discussion of sectarian themes and scenes of extreme violence (including towards a baby) that audience members may find disturbing.


Mar 05 - 09 2024




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