Fire Below (A War of Words) was a companion piece to Quietly commissioned by the Abbey Theatre Dublin and produced as a joint production with the Lyric Theatre Belfast.
What happens to reconciliation when there is no one specific act of violence to reconcile?
Gerry & Rosemary and Tom & Maggie are neighbouring couples who have lived through conflict from a distance. Now, nearly 20 years on from the Belfast Peace Agreement, they sit on Gerry and Rosemary’s deck having a glass of wine on a nice summer’s evening, putting the world to rights while waiting for the 11th night bonfire to be lit in the estate below. Yet there is something missing – the truth. What they actually think about each other is only ever one unguarded comment away. And who knows when and from where that comment will come.
Directed by jimmy fay
Gerry: Frankie McCafferty
Maggie: Ali White
Tom: Ruairi Conaghan
Rosemary: Cara Kelly
Director: Jimmy Fay
Assistant Director: Emily Foran
Set Design: Paula McCafferty
Costume Design: Una Hickey
Music & Sound Design: Conor Mitchell
Lighting Design: Sinéad McKenna
Production Manager: Cliff Barragry
Stage Manager: Anne Kyle