• Lovers: Winners & Losers

    Produced by The Lyric Theatre
    Written by Brian Friel
    Directed by Emma Jordan

    12 May - 10 June


    £10.00- £24.50

  • Dates & Times

    12 May - 10 June

    Tues - Sat: 7.45
    Sat & Sun Matinee: 2.30pm

  • Accessible Performances

    Captioned performance: Tues, 05 June – 7.45pm

    Audio described performance: Thurs, 07 June – 7.45pm

  • Prices

    Off Peak (Tues - Thurs and matinees): £15
    Peak (Fri & Sat): £24.50
    Students, unemployed people, and under 20s any performance except Friday and Saturday night: £10.00
    Over 65's any matinee: £10

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    Directed by Emma Jordan

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Lovers, Brian Friel’s bittersweet meditation on love and loss, told in two parts: Winners and Losers.

In Winners we meet Joe and Mag, a young couple with their lives ahead of them, a secret between them, and a shadow over them. In Losers, Andy and Hanna cope with the unromantic reality of domestic life after the spark has gone out. Shot through with humour and pathos, Friel’s Lovers: Winners & Losers has as much to say about Ireland’s shifting social attitudes as it does about love.

"Performances are faultlessly truthful and Emma Jordan’s meticulous direction, together with Neil Martin’s plaintive cello score, crafts a complete, deeply satisfying theatrical experience."  ★★★★★ - The Stage

Act 1: 1hr 15mins | Interval: 20mins | Act 2: 40mins

Please note this performance contains adult themes.

INFO FOR SCHOOLS: Our Creative Learning department are offering ten secondary schools a free two hour drama workshop based on the work of Brian Friel. The workshop will focus on the themes and techniques used throughout his plays as well as studying the different relationships between characters. The workshop will complement the study of GCSE/ A level drama.

These classes will also feature a vocal and physical warm up and an opportunity to explore different methods of characterisation. A facilitator from the Lyric will travel to the school prior to the performance. If any schools are interested please email our Creative Learning Schools Co-ordinator, Erin Hoey

Emma Jordan - Director

Ciaran Bagnall - Set and Lighting

Enda Kenny - Costume Design

Neil Martin - Composer and Sound Designer

Peter Ballance - Vocal Coach