An Abbey Theatre and Royal Court Theatre production

Cyprus Avenue (London)

14 February - 23 March 2019

Booking Information

Dates: 14 February – 23 March 2019
Royal Court Theatre, London

Age Guidance: 14+

Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes without an interval

After sell-out runs in Dublin, London, Belfast and New York; David Ireland’s black comedy Cyprus Avenue transfers to the Royal Court Theatre, London.

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.

#CyprusAvenue performances take place at the Royal Court Theatre in London.


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

Audience Response 

Photos (2018 cast) 

Photos © Ros Kavanagh




  • Eric: Stephen Rea
  • Written by: David Ireland
  • Director: Vicky Featherstone

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