An Abbey Theatre and Royal Court Theatre production

Cyprus Avenue (Online Screening)

27 March - 31 May 2020

by David Ireland

Booking Information

Dates: 27 March – 31 May 2020

Age Guidance: 18+

Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes without an interval

Watch Cyprus Avenue for World Theatre Day 2020 To celebrate World Theatre Day on Friday 27 March 2020, at noon we are partnering with the Royal Court Theatre and The Space to make Cyprus Avenue, the film adaptation, available to watch for free on our website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Commissioned by The Space, this film of Cyprus Avenue, by David Ireland, mixes live capture of performance from the iconic stage production with location shooting in Belfast. It was first broadcast on Sunday 15 September 2019 on BBC Four.

Starring Stephen Rea and directed by Vicky Featherstone, the award-winning Cyprus Avenue was originally coproduced by the Royal Court Theatre, London and Abbey Theatre, Dublin before touring to The MAC in Belfast and the Public Theater in New York.

Full cast include Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, Chris Corrigan, Andrea Irvine, Amy Molloy and Stephen Rea.

The film adaptation was commissioned by The Space and produced for BBC Four by the Royal Court Theatre. It was Executive Produced by Lucy Davies, Jane Featherstone, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson.


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


'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'
The Observer

★ ★ ★ ★
‘Compulsive viewing’
The Daily Telegraph

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

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

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Photos (2018 cast) 

Photos © Ros Kavanagh



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