Everything Between Us at Mayfesto
Posted on 15 February 2011 in Productions
Following the success of the True North season in October, David Ireland’s dramatic dark comedy Everything Between Us has been invited to play at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow. The show will appear from 11th – 14th May as part in the Tron’s celebrated Mayfesto programme.
Everything Between Us is set in Stormont’s Parliament Buildings on the first day of a newly formed Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Northern Ireland. Sandra Richardson is preparing to take her seat on the Commission when her long lost sister Teeni explodes into the chamber and assaults the South African chairwoman, Dikeledi Mashiane. To find out if this is a terrorist plot or just her sister’s way of announcing her return to Belfast, Sandra bundles Teeni into a disused room hidden along the corridors of power. With the world’s media waiting to invade, Sandra and Teeni must learn very quickly how to talk to each other.
Their struggle to speak and hear truths about the past provoked and compelled audiences when it premiered in Washington DC in March last year, in a Tinderbox co-production with DC based Irish Contemporary Arts organisation, Solas Nua.
Everything Between Us is directed by Kathleen Akerley and features Claire Lamont and Tara Lynne O’Neill. The production is designed by Ciaran Bagnall.
Bleakly funny, powerful and emotionally violent (Culture NI)
David Ireland’s writing is an assault on our state of denial. Humour is dark and controlled, language is vulgar and silence is deafening (Irish Theatre Magazine)
Taut and affecting new play. You really can’t take your eyes off it (Washington Post)
Everything Between Us at the Tron was generously supported by Culture Ireland.