Recommended Age Guideline 16+

10 April 1998, Belfast. The Good Friday Agreement is signed, promising peace to Northern Ireland. Across the city, Kate receives a call from a desperate young woman, compelling her to return to a relationship she left in another life, and embark upon a journey which risks the uneasy peace she has since made for herself. A powerful, intimate, dream-like monologue shimmering with the vibrancy of life, This is Paradise explores what happens when one woman is asked to rescue the man who promised to destroy her – and how we can begin again.


Notes: Contains strong language, adult themes, depictions of a coercive relationship and references to baby loss

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July 30th Preview

19:00 (80m) | £17 (£12)

August 4th Preview

18:30 (80m) | £17 (£12)

August 5-28th (not Mondays) various times - click the tickets button for more info

(80m) | £22 (£17, £15, £5)


Creative Credits

Writer: Michael John O’Neill

Director: Katherine Nesbitt

Cast: Amy Molloy

Joyce McMillan, Theatre Critic for The Scotsman, is talking about This is Paradise and the reasons why the Made in Scotland panel chose this show to be a part of the Made in Scotland showcase.

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  • July 30th Preview
  • August 4th Preview
  • August 5-28th (not Mondays) various times - click the tickets button for more info

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