High society, politics, drama and tragedy in the fight against home rule feature in a Theatre at the Mill production of ‘Carson and the Lady’ which will be staged at the Lyric Theatre Wed 3 – Sun 7 Aug. Based on real-life events between 1914-21, 'Carson and the Lady' centres on trailblazing and daring Irish society woman Lady Jean Massereene.
‘Carson and the Lady’ written by Michael Cameron, writer of the award-winning play ‘Ruby!’, is directed by Colm G. Doran, inspired by the writing of historical biographer Lyndsy Spence and features an acclaimed cast of local actors.
The play is set in the stately home of Lord and Lady Massereene in Antrim Castle Gardens in the years prior to and beyond the creation of Northern Ireland in May 1921. Audiences will be invited to spend an evening in the company of socialite Lady Massereene (Rosie McClelland), her close friend and political hero Sir Edward Carson (James Doran), the mystical Evan Morgan (Conor O’Donnell), and household servants Ethel Gillingham (Rosie Barry) and Thomas Ballantine (Conor O’Donnell). The play follows the story of these historical characters as their lives and fortunes intertwine against the backdrop of some of the most remarkable political and social developments in a momentous and turbulent period of British and Irish history.
‘Carson and the Lady’ is included in the Lyric Theatre's multibuy offer of save 15% on all tickets. For further details and to book tickets at Lyric visit www.lyrictheatre.co.uk.