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Cypress Avenue

Playwright David Ireland hurls a grenade at the politics of identity and the madness of bigotry.

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Cypress Avenue

Date: 10 Apr 2019

Eric Miller is a Belfast Loyalist. Proudly, steadfastly British.

He believes his five-week old granddaughter is Irish republican 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.

Following acclaimed productions at the Royal Court Theatre in London and the Public Theatre in New York, the award-winning Cyprus Avenue comes to Australia for the first time.

Written by playwright and actor David Ireland and staged by Empress Theatre in association with Redline Productions at the Old Fitz Theatre, Cyprus Avenue unravels the threads of sectarian violence against a darkly comic – and shocking – background.

Actor and playwright Anna Houston directs Roy Barker, Amanda McGregor, Branden Christine, Lloyd Allison-Young and Jude Gibson in a play that speaks to the heart of political and cultural anxieties about who and what we are in a rapidly shifting world.

Cyprus Avenue throws a grenade at the politics of identity and the madness of bigotry.

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