CYPRUS AVENUE by David Ireland

Brilliant Irish text


David Ireland © Declan English

David Ireland
3 F / 2 M
English text

Eric is a 60/70-year old Belfast Unionist who has become mad because of his deep hatred to the republicans. He kills his wife and his daughter and her 5-week old baby because he thinks the baby looks like Gerry Adams (the Sinn Féin leader). Later, in a park, he meets a loyalist paramilitary, a loose cannon, who shoots himself in the head because Eric won’t take the gun in his mouth. In between these grotesque stings of action we see Eric in dialogue with a female psychiatrist after the atrocities. A seriously good play which offers a huge part for a mature actor. Fantastically written.

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