A co-production between the Abbey Theatre and Lyric Theatre in association with the Belfast International Arts Festival.
Fire Below (A War of Words)
7 - 18 November 2017
Dates: 7 – 18 November
On the Peacock Stage
Tickets: €18 – €25 / Conc. €16 – €20
Running Time: 1 hour
To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 266
Early Bird tickets from €10 until 26 September
A blistering and blackly comic new play from the award-winning writer of Quietly, Owen McCafferty.
What happens to reconciliation when there is no one specific act of violence to reconcile?
Fire Below (A War of Words) is a companion piece to McCafferty’s hugely successful play Quietly (2012).
Gerry & Rosemary and Tom & Maggie are neighbouring couples who have lived through conflict from a distance. Now, nearly 20 years on from the Belfast Peace Agreement, they sit on Gerry and Rosemary’s deck having a glass of wine on a nice summer’s evening, putting the world to rights while waiting for the 11th night bonfire to be lit in the estate below. Yet there is something missing – the truth. What they actually think about each other is only ever one unguarded comment away. And who knows when and from where that comment will come.
- Tom: Ruairi Conaghan
- Rosemary: Cara Kelly
- Gerry: Frankie McCafferty
- Maggie: Ali White
- Writer: Owen McCafferty
- Director: Jimmy Fay
- Assistant Director: Emily Foran
- Set Design: Paula McCafferty
- Costume Design: Una Hickey
- Music & Sound Design: Conor Mitchell
- Lighting Design: Sinéad McKenna
- Production Manager: Cliff Barragry
- Stage Manager: Anne Kyle