• Double Cross

    Lyric Theatre and Abbey Theatre Co-Production
    Written by Thomas Kilroy

    10 - 27 Oct


    £13.00- £18.00

  • Dates & Times

    10 - 27 Oct

    Tue - Sat: 8pm
    Sat & Sun Matinees: 2.45pm

  • Accessible Performances

    Captioned Performance: Sun, 21st Oct – 2.45pm

    When booking for this captioned performance, please contact Box Office directly.

  • Prices

    10 & 11 Oct: £13
    Off-peak (Tues - Thur & Matinees): £15
    Peak (Fri & Sat evening): £18
    Concessions (Students, Unemployed & Under 20's): £10
    Over 65's any matinee: £10

  • Directed by

    Jimmy Fay

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“We are one. You and I are one. Why then are we at war?”

Double Cross tells the true story of how fake news won the Battle for Britain, pitching World War 2’s two masterminds of propaganda against each other in a battle for the hearts and minds of nations.

It’s also a story about two Irish men who re-invented themselves as English nationalists: Brendan Bracken the British Minister for Information, and Nazi broadcaster William Joyce, better known as Lord Haw-Haw.

Writer Thomas Kilroy said that “Double Cross was written out of a kind of rage. A rage against the whole nature of fascism. A rage against the power residing in role-playing, in costuming, in uniforms, a rage against militarism and I was writing about two characters, two figures, that really came out of anger in me. But I had to find within myself a lot of empathy for these two individuals, or at least an understanding … kind of forcing the audience to cut loose from easy solutions”.

This is one of the most fascinating and searing Irish plays ever written and the Lyric is delighted to partner with the Abbey on this first major production of it since Field Day’s production in 1986.

“Look in your mirror. That is all you need to do”

Check out the reviews for Double Cross! 

Please note this performance contains strong language, strobe lighting, loud noises, flashing images, haze, and scenes of war and domestic violence that some people may find upsetting. Any audience member requiring further information or guidance, please contact Box Office or a member of Front Of House staff.

Thomas Kilroy - Writer

Jimmy Fay - Director

Ciaran Bagnall - Set Designer

Gillian Lennox - Costume Designer

Paul Keogan - Lighting Designer

Chris Warner - Sound Designer

Neil O'Driscoll - Video Designer