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
John Sheehan
Stuart Marshall
Lighting Designer
James C. McFetridge
Cast includes
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.