Edward and Eliza and the Smashing of the Van

Edward and Eliza and the Smashing of the Van

Sat 28 October 2017

Autumn 2017 | 
Presented by Straightforward Theatre and Liverpool Irish Festival
Written by Eileen Murphy | Directed by Chris Honer

The year is 1867. Edward Brett and his Irish wife, Eliza are struggling to make a living from their small shop. Edward’s brother, a popular policeman, is shot dead during the rescue of two Irish Republican prisoners in Manchester. A huge upsurge of anti-Irish feeling sweeps the country and three Irishmen are publicly hanged. Edward and Eliza struggle to cope with their personal loss, their loyalty to each other and their different cultural backgrounds. Written to coincide with the 150th anniversary of real events, the play explores dilemmas that are still very relevant today.

Straightforward Theatre is a newly formed professional theatre company based in the North West.


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event details

Dates: Sat 28 Oct
Times: 7:30pm
Running time: TBC
Price: £12 (£10 Conc.)
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage

Venue: Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre

1 Hope Place, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 9BG, UK