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Cyprus Avenue
By David Ireland

Presented by Red Phoenix Theatre and Holden Street Theatres


Cyprus Avenue: the most shocking play on the London stage.

(The Guardian)

Cyprus Avenue is a hard hitting black comedy which tells the story of a man struggling with the past and terrified of the future. It was awarded Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and the James Tait Black Prize for Drama in 2017. For his portrayal of Eric, Stephen Rea won Best Actor at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017.

Eric Miller is a Belfast Loyalist. He believes his five-week old granddaughter is 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.

Gerry Adams has disguised himself as a newborn baby and successfully infiltrated my family home.

David Ireland's black comedy takes one man's identity crisis to the limits.


Directed by Nick Fagan and featuring an outstanding cast including Brendan Cooney, Emily Currie, Brant Eustice, Rhoda Sylvester, Lyn Wilson

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Cyprus Avenue


Genre: Theatre

Season: 2023

Dates: 19 - 28 Oct

Duration: 2hr

19 - 28 Oct @ 7:30pm
22 Oct @ 2pm

General Admission: $24.75
Concession: $20.75
Group (6+): $18.75

Venue: The Studio

32-34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.



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