“What takes courage is to compete in the arena of democracy”
The clock is ticking. It’s April 1998 and the main political parties in Northern Ireland, the British Government and the Irish Government, all under the watchful eye of Senator George Mitchell, try to hammer out a deal that could pave the way for peace in Northern Ireland. Every word, every movement, every stare means something. This is the last chance saloon and no one is leaving until Agreement is reached one way or another.
In this major new play, commissioned by MGC* by one of our foremost playwrights, Owen McCafferty examines the negotiations leading up to the Good Friday Agreement and weaves real drama out of this complex, momentous and landmark moment for Northern Ireland.
*Michael Grandage Company
Agreement will be presented as part of Imagine! Belfast Festival 2023.
25 March - 22 April 2023
[CW// This production includes scenes of violence, strong language and may contain flashing lights and smoke or haze effects. Warnings will be updated prior to first performance.]