An Abbey Theatre and Royal Court Theatre production

Cyprus Avenue

30 April - 19 May 2018

Booking Information

Dates: 30 April – 19 May
On the Peacock Stage

Free First Preview30 April

Times: Mon – Sat 8pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm

Tickets: €30 / Conc. €25

Age Guidance: 14+

Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes without an interval

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 17 May, 8:00pm

David Ireland’s award winning new play returns before transferring to Belfast and New York for an extended summer run.

Eric Miller is a Belfast Unionist. 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.

David Ireland’s black comedy takes one man’s identity crisis to the limits as he uncovers the modern day complexity of Ulster Unionism.


Out of the Abbey 

The MAC, Belfast – 23 to 26 May (Sold Out)
The Public Theater, New York – 2 June to 29 July


Best New Play – Irish Times Theatre Awards 2016
Best Actor for Stephen Rea – Irish Times Theatre Awards 2016
James Tait Black Prize for Drama – 2016


★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘David Ireland’s shocking new play balances humour and horror, with Stephen Rea superb'
The Observer

★ ★ ★ ★
‘Compulsive viewing’
The Daily Telegraph

★ ★ ★ ★
'Stephen Rea delivers a masterful performance'
The Irish Times

★ ★ ★ ★
'Stephen Rea is riveting'
The Guardian


Photos © Ros Kavanagh




  • Bridget: Ronke Adekoluejo
  • Slim: Chris Corrigan
  • Bernie: Andrea Irvine
  • Julie: Amy Molloy
  • Eric: Stephen Rea
  • Written by: David Ireland
  • Director: Vicky Featherstone
  • Designer: Lizzie Clachan
  • Lighting Designer: Paul Keogan
  • Sound Designer: David McSeveney
  • Associate Designer: Charlotte Espiner
  • Associate Lighting Designer: Eoin Byrne
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