Wednesday 6 to Saturday 30 April 2016, Live Theatre
A Live Theatre Production: World Premiere
Supported by the Friends of Live Theatre
Written by Alison Carr
Directed by Max Roberts
Designed by Patrick Connellan
Cast | Katy Cavanagh, Samantha Neale & Joe Caffrey
Julie and Ruby are sisters coming to terms with the death of formidable matriarch Iris who still manages to control their lives from beyond the grave.
On the night of the funeral, Julie gets off with Gerry, the crime scene cleaner. Maybe that’ll help. It doesn’t.
When their mother’s unusual bequest unearths a story that leaves some indelible marks, something more than a deep clean is needed.
Iris is a heady cocktail of caustic humour and tender pathos from the writer of the hit 2015 Edinburgh show The Soaking Of Vera Shrimp (“achingly beautiful and utterly compelling” ★★★★ – The Telegraph) and Fat Alice (“Carr sustains the bold premise through the vividness of her writing” ★★★★ – The Times).
Alison Carr was a winner of the 2013 40th Anniversary Live Theatre Bursary and is a member of the Traverse 50 group of writers. Iris is her first full length commission for Live.
Winner | Journal Culture Awards Writer the Year for Iris – presented at Hexham Abbey in May 2017
NEWS & PREVIEWS |
- Journal Culture Awards | nominated for Writer of the Year
- The Guardian | Iris amongst readers’ favourite stage shows of 2016
- The Journal Interview with actor Sam Neale
- Man About Toon Interview with writer Alison Carr
- Listen to Meet the Cast event at Live Theatre, 13 Apr
- Listen to Meet the Writer event at Live Theatre, 9 Apr
- The Guardian top tickets
- The Chronicle 8 shows to see in April
- Crack Magazine Hey! Let’s have a world premiere
- An interview with NARC. Magazine
- The Journal Culture Magazine Live Theatre debut for Newcastle playwright’s latest leading lady
- Live Theatre a Word from the Writer
- Trailer released
- Production images & poster
- Shooting the Iris poster image & trailer at Whitley Bay
- Cast announced Katy Cavanagh stars in Iris
- A video interview with Live Theatre talking about the play
- British Theatre Guide Newcastle’s Live Theatre’s first in-house production this season
- The Chronicle Writer Alison Carr realises her ambition