As the Beast Sleeps
Tue 18 Sep 2001 – Sat 13 Oct 2001
18 September-13 October 2001
The Lyric Theatre, Belfast & The Tricycle Theatre present
As The Beast Sleeps
by Gary Mitchell
James C. McFetridge
Robert Donovan, Derek Halligan, Dessie Gallagher, Michael Liebmann, Mark McCrory, Abigail McGibbon & Simon Wolfe
“You could read a thousand newspapers and not get such a vivid sense of why violence and hatred won’t be laid to rest in the province” TIME OUT
‘a born thriller-writer’ THE TIMES
‘His writing has the blazing conviction of lived experience combined with a highly welcome relish for strong plots’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
“forcefully delivered … John Sheehan’s dynamic, superbly acted production” OBSERVER
‘Exudes all the tension of a Hollywood thriller… thought provoking, disturbing but hugely entertaining and wildly funny…a must see’ IRISH NEWS
“The theatrical impact left me shaking. It’s a Terrific night of excitement and yes there are lots of laughs as well” IRISH WORLD
A tough, heart-breaking thriller from the Evening Standard award-winning writer of The Force of Change and Trust.
Kyle is loyal to his wife, his best mate and his boss in the organisation – and they love him as a husband, a brother and a son – but, with changing times and the emerging peace process, Kyle finds himself lost in the shadows of transition, uncertainty and betrayal.
In a world turned upside down, peace and brutality walkside-by-side, while love and loyalty are sacrificed to the new order.