Firmly established as one of the world’s most unique festivals, Electric Picnic is Ireland’s largest gathering of music & arts. Around 70,000 festival goers are due to travel to Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois to enjoy a delightfully diverse end of summer party over 3 days, 1-3 September 2023.
Agreement, a major new play written by Owen McCafferty, and produced by the Lyric Theatre, premiered at the Lyric in March this year. Dubbed a ‘compelling political thriller’ by The Week, “a vivid, outstandingly well-performed depiction of a key point in recent history” by The Times, and an ‘outstanding’ 5-stars in the Irish Times, the Lyric’s production of Agreement was a highlight of the civic events in Belfast to mark the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. It played to a completely sold-out audience at the Lyric over four weeks, including dignitaries Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator George Mitchell.
During Electric Picnic, the cast of Agreement will perform an extract from the show at MindField in the Leviathan Political Cabaret, which is hosted by CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan. The play's writer Owen McCafferty will take part in a post-show discussion with O'Sullivan about his play, and its place in the creative and social discourse of the Good Friday Agreement. Stars of the play who will be performing include Declan Conlon, Richard Croxford, Dan Gordon, Andrea Irvine, Ronan Leahy, Packy Lee and Rufus Wright. The events are supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, celebrating 25 years of the Good Friday Agreement.
This the first time the Lyric have performed at Electric Picnic, reaching new audiences at the festival. Read more about Electric Picnic by Clicking Here.