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People’s Theatre – Iris by Alison Carr

ByDave Stopher

Aug 20, 2019

The new Season at the People’s Theatre kicks off on 10th September with darkly comic family drama Iris by North-East playwright Alison Carr.

The play sees estranged sisters Julie and Ruby reunited after the death of their mother, a woman who continues to dominate their lives from beyond the grave.

On the night of the funeral, Julie gets off with crime scene cleaner Gerry. Maybe that’ll help? It doesn’t.

Awarded four stars by The Guardian upon its premiere at Newcastle’s Live Theatre in 2016 and described by The Stage as a “fierce but often comic play … bruising yet touching”, Iris is a laugh-out-loud evening of family secrets, broken mirrors and strange bequests.

Iris by Alison Carr

10th – 14th September 2019, 7.30pm

People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF

0191 265 5020 | peoplestheatre.co.uk