Causeway & Chimney Tops

DOUBLE CROSS , on Sunday 21 October matinee, again a joint production between the Lyric and the Abbey. The Lyric's summary is below.

“We are one. You and I are one. Why then are we at war?”
Double Cross tells the true story of how fake news won the Battle for Britain, pitching World War 2’s two masterminds of propaganda against each other in a battle for the hearts and minds of nations.
It’s also a story about two Irish men who re-invented themselves as English nationalists: Brendan Bracken the British Minister for Information, and Nazi broadcaster William Joyce, better known as Lord Haw-Haw.
Writer Thomas Kilroy said that “Double Cross was written out of a kind of rage. A rage against the whole nature of fascism. A rage against the power residing in role-playing, in costuming, in uniforms, a rage against militarism and I was writing about two characters, two figures, that really came out of anger in me. But I had to find within myself a lot of empathy for these two individuals, or at least an understanding … kind of forcing the audience to cut loose from easy solutions”.
This is one of the most fascinating and searing Irish plays ever written and the Lyric is delighted to partner with the Abbey on this first major production of it since Field Day’s production in 1986.

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DEAR ARRABELLA , on Sunday matinee on 4 November, a joint Lyric and Abbey production. The Lyric's summary is below.

The Lyric Theatre is delighted to present the world premiere of Marie Jones’ new play Dear Arabella with award-winning director Lindsay Posner. Three women, three tales of love, regret and loss, all subtly intertwine to show the significance of a simple act of kindness. Marie Jones, writer of Stones In His Pockets and A Night In November, returns to the Lyric with this poignant piece.

In association with Belfast International Arts Festival

Some Previous EVENTS

Millenium forum - Cosi Fan Tutte - M
Lyric - Fire below - Oen McCafferty -
HomePlace - Seamus heaney Centre -
Riverside - Observe the Sons of Ulster.. - FrankMcGuiness
Riverside - 'The Cripple of Inishman'.
Poetry Evening - Dr Frank Sewell -
Waiting for Goto - Riverside -
Lyric - The Night alive