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In David Ireland’s unflinching new play, a sharp-tongued Belfast cleaner relives painful and harrowing episodes in a showdown with her past. Filmed at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

The international premiere of a searing new play from David Ireland centres on a Belfast woman reflecting on her turbulent life amidst the Troubled past.

Sharp-witted 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 strong language, painful subjects and surprising consequences.

Sadie was rehearsed in isolation, following government Covid guidelines. The performance was filmed for television at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, without an audience, as part of BBC Arts’ Lights Up festival.

9 months left to watch

1 hour, 9 minutes

Last on

Thu 1 Apr 2021 23:30


Role Contributor
Sadie Abigail McGibbon
Red Patrick Jenkins
Clark David Pearse
Joao Santino Smith
Mairead Andrea Irvine
Writer David Ireland
Director Conleth Hill
Production Company Lyric Theatre Belfast
Production Company Field Day Theatre Company


  • Wed 31 Mar 2021 22:30
  • Thu 1 Apr 2021 23:30

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