New Irish Theatre- Everything Between Us with Q&A
Date: May 05, 2017
Venue: London Irish Centre
Price: Free - Must be pre-booked
“I bit into your heart and I chewed on it slowly like a connoisseur. I swallowed it. I remember thinking it was an especially small heart and easy to digest. But no matter what I did you wouldn’t die”
The English premiere of a multi-award-winning new play by David Ireland, Everything Between Us will be at the London Irish Centre on the 5th May 2017 for 2 very special community performances followed by a discussion with the cast and special guests.
It is Day One of the newly formed Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Northern Ireland at Stormont.
As Sandra Richardson prepares to take her seat on the Commission, her long lost sister Teeni explodes into the chamber attacking the South African chairwoman, Dikeledi Mashiane. Is this part of a terrorist plot or just her sister’s way of announcing her return to Belfast?
Deep in the heart of the Northern Irish Parliament, overshadowed by the legacy of hurt, Sandra and Teeni must fight through decades of violence, anger and denial to discover if reconciliation is possible on the pathway to peace.
A searing, taut and fast paced two-woman showdown, Everything Between Us is a dramatic, dark, unflinching comedy written by Northern Ireland’s boldest contemporary writer.
Everything Between Us, produced by by Solas Nua and Tinderbox Theatre, was first premiered in Washington DC, Belfast and Scotland in 2011. It won playwright David Ireland the Stewart Parker Trust Award, BBC Radio Drama Award and the Meyer Whitworth Award for Best New Play. It now receives its long overdue London premiere.
Playwright David Ireland was born in Belfast and trained and worked as an actor. He is the former Playwright-in-Residence at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and is currently working on new plays for Dundee Rep, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. David’s first play What The Animals Want was produced at Òran Mór in Glasgow in May 2009 and transferred to the Belfast Festival. This was followed by Everything Between Us (Tinderbox Theatre Company and Solas Nua), The End of Hope, The End of Desire (Òran Mór, Glasgow), Half A Glass Of Water (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), Yes, So I Said Yes (Ransom Productions, Belfast), Can’t Forget About You (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Trouble And Shame (Òran Mór, Glasgow), Most Favoured (Òran Mór, Glasgow), The Hen Night (Northern Stage, Newcastle), Summertime (Tinderbox Theatre Company) and Cyprus Avenue (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and Royal Court Theatre) which was nominated for the Evening Standard Most Promising New Playwright Award.
Director Neil Bull originally trained and worked as an actor throughout the industry, before retraining as a Director on the Young Vic Directors Programme and Living Pictures. Direction includes Hope (Mountview Academy), What Flows Passed The Baltic (Arcola Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse), Peripheral (Theatre503), Made In ‘Salem (Theatre503), Bassett (Mountview Academy) and The Jasmine Terrace (Soho Theatre). Assistant Direction includes assisting Jessica Swale on Far From The Madding Crowd, Paul Hart on Journey’s End, Caroline Leslie on A Bunch Of Amateurs ( Watermill Theatre, Newbury), and Giles Croft on Jack and The Amazing Life Of Charlie Peace (Nottingham Playhouse).
The play contains extremely strong language throughout and is not suitable for under 16's. Within the context of the characters and situation it is in no way gratuitous, however some people may find it offensive. We will allow time for the issues explored in the play to be discussed after the performance.