Here Comes The Night

Lyric The­atre. Ends May 14 7.45pm (Sat & Sun 2.30pm) £15-£24.50 lyricthe­

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET SEVEN DAYS - PC

Fol­low­ing Cyprus Av­enue, new plays about North­ern Ire­land with ti­tles fa­mil­iar from Van Mor­ri­son songs may be all the rage. Rose­mary Jenk­in­son’s new play has a ju­di­cious sound­track, but with its two acts set 50 years apart, it makes no claim that hope and his­tory will ever en­tirely rhyme. In 1966, a Catholic cou­ple in East Belfast draw un­wanted at­ten­tion from their Protes­tant neigh­bours when Vin­cent is writ­ing a story about the Easter Ris­ing. In the same house in 2016, a Pol­ish woman, Marta, and her hus­band set­tle into their new home, but po­lit­i­cal in­ter­est in the house’s his­tory brings back the shadow of the past. Di­rected by the Lyric’s head Jimmy Fay, it’s a timely look at the di­vi­sions and con­se­quences that come with com­mem­o­ra­tion.

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