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  • Sadie


We’ve partnered with the BBC for another exciting initiative.

 

Sadie is presented as part of BBC Lights Up; a major festival of UK theatre adapted for TV and radio at a time when theatres throughout the UK are closed. Continuing its Culture in Quarantine initiative – bringing arts and culture into the nation’s homes – BBC Arts has partnered with theatres across the country to produce this unprecedented season of 18 plays for audiences at home.

The international premiere of an unflinching new play from David Ireland centres on a Belfast woman reflecting on her turbulent life amidst the troubled past. Sharp-tongued cleaner, Sadie, develops an intense, dysfunctional yet passionate relationship with a much younger man triggering a psychological showdown with the remnant demons of her past. She confronts these ghosts, calling out their contribution to the path life took her down. Expect challenging scenes through painful and harrowing subjects and shocking consequences.

Directed for stage and screen by Conleth Hill, Sadie is the first production on the main stage of the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, for a full year due to Covid-19 lockdown. The cast rehearsed in isolation, following Government guidelines, and features award-winning actress Abigail McGibbon, David Pearse, Patrick Jenkins, Santino Smith and Andrea Irvine. It was filmed for television without an audience, giving viewers at home an exclusive first look at David Ireland’s new work.

Sadie is a Lyric Theatre Production in association with Field Day Theatre Company and is broadcast for BBC Arts’ Lights Up festival as part of Culture in Quarantine.

Please note, this production contains strong language throughout and scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.

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SADIE – Abigail McGibbon

RED – Patrick Jenkins

CLARK – David Pearse

JOAO – Santino Smith

MAIREAD – Andrea Irvine

WRITER – David Ireland

DIRECTOR –  Conleth Hill

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Seon Simpson

SET DESIGNER – Stuart Marshall

LIGHTING DESIGNER – Paul Keogan

SOUND DESIGNER – Chris Warner

COSTUME – Gillian Lennox & Erin Charteris

FIGHT DIRECTOR – Lemuel Black

VOICE DIRECTOR – Patricia Logue

From the Rehearsal Room

Find out more about the rehearsal process from Assistant Director Seon Simpson.

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BEHIND THE SCENES

To see how we’ve been adapting to this new way of working, have a look at some behind the footage of the process so far.

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MEET THE CHARACTERS

Get to know a little bit about each of the characters in Sadie's life.

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SADIE PROGRAMME

Click here for your free programme to accompany Sadie by David Ireland

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