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Cyprus Avenue (15*) + ScreenTalk with director Vicky Featherstone and Stephen Rea

Members' Screening

We're delighted to welcome actor Stephen Rea and director Vicky Featherstone for this exclusive screening of David Ireland's play. 

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 Cyprus Avenue 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.

Commissioned by The Space, this film of Cyprus Avenue, by David Ireland, mixes live capture of performance from the iconic Royal Court Theatre stage production with location shooting in Belfast.

UK 2019 Dir Vicky Featherstone 100 min 

Event running time approximately 130 min 

*local classification

Barbican Cinema 2