David Ireland


David Ireland is a writer and actor from Belfast. He won the Meyer Whitworth Award in 2012 for Everything Between Us and was shortlisted for the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright 2016 for Cyprus Avenue. Cyprus Avenue also won the IrishTimes Award for Best New Play and the James Tait Black Award in 2017. In 2018, Ulster American won a Scotsman Fringe First and the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Play. His other plays include Not Now, Sadie, Yes So I Said Yes, The End of Hope, Can't Forget About You and What the Animals Say. He is currently working on new plays for the Almeida, Sonia Friedman Productions and the National Theatre of Scotland.

He has written several radio plays and, for television, his recent series The Lovers was recently released on Sky Atlantic - he also has written an episode of The Young Offenders (RTE/BBC). As an actor he is best known for playing Clare's Dad in Derry Girls. He has also appeared in Still Game, Shetland, Taggart and Scots Squad

He lives in Glasgow with his wife Jennifer and two children, Ada and Elijah. Power dynamics, cultural identity and the perils of being a woman in the entertainment industry; nothing is off limits in this pitch-black comedy from the award-winning playwright David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue, The Lovers).


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