Hot on the elegant heels of August's Joyce Grenfell tribute Just Joyce, The Green Room Productions next offering is a far more serious affair. Everything Between Us is a controversial dark comedy about secrets, lies and reconciliation set in Stormont’s Parliament Buildings on the first day of a newly formed Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Northern Ireland. The play is only suitable for adult audiences as it contains very strong language throughout.
Sandra Richardson is preparing to take her seat on the Commission when her long-lost sister Teeni explodes into the chamber and assaults the South African chairwoman. To find out if this is a terrorist plot or just her sister’s way of announcing her return to Belfast, Sandra bundles Teeni into a disused room hidden along the corridors of power. With the world’s media waiting to invade, Sandra and Teeni must learn very quickly how to talk to each other.
Playwright David Ireland won the Meyer-Whitworth prize for Everything About Us in 2011. The play was adapted for radio and broadcast last year but is no longer on iPlayer. The Green Room play will star Emma Pierssene (The History Boys) as Sandra and Kirrily Long as Tania. It is directed by Sandra Cheesman (The Wife The Mistress The Chair, Little Gem).
The Little Theatre, Thu 3rd to Sat 5th Oct, 19:30.
Tickets £11 adults, £10 concessions, available online or in person on the door.