• The Sword and the Sand

    Rawlife Theatre Company in association with The Lyric Theatre
    Written by Pearse Elliott

    09 – 27 May


    £15.00- £18.00

  • Dates & Times

    09 – 27 May

    Tue - Sat: 8pm
    Sun: 2.45pm

  • Prices

    Peak (Fri & Sat Evening): £18.00
    Off Peak (Tues – Thurs & Matinee): £15.00

    Students, unemployed people, and under 20s for Tues - Thur performances: £10.00

    Group Offer: Buy 3 tickets and get the 4th free using the promo code: SWORD
    (Tuesday - Thursday, excluding 10 May & subject to availability)

  • Directed by

    Martin McSharry

  • Venue / Stage
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West Belfast meets East (Middle-East that is) in this new hard-hitting, dangerous comedy by Belfast writer Pearse Elliott.

Azir, a political refugee, comes here to escape a life of persecution only to find himself right back where he started. He gets taken advantage of by Duff, a local drug enforcer, and gets dragged into a life of crime from which he tries to escape.

However, Azir is not the only victim of Duff’s sociopathic behaviour as Duff’s impressionable protégées Cricky and Lala are also led down a path of delusional dreams and idealistic dead ends.

Award winning Pearse Elliott and Rawlife theatre company have a proven track record of presenting edgy, dark but funny theatre about modern life as in ‘As the Tide Ebbs’; ‘Septic Tiger’ and ‘The Christening’.

You will not want to miss this black comedy about how idealism and the struggle for freedom can lead to many different places, some hopeful but others violent.

Please note this performance contains flashing/strobe lighting, strong language, adult concepts, drugs and violence.