VenueLyric Theatre
Other spaces: Danske Bank Stage/Naughton Studio
From19th May 2013
Opened23rd May 2013
To16th June 2013
WhenTue-Sat 20:00. Sat Mat 15:00. Sun 19:00
PricesFrom £13.00. To £16.00.
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Can't Forget About You

Can't Forget About YouT1645277547
25 year-old East Belfast man Stevie meets 49 year-old Glaswegian widow Martha while recovering from a painful breakup with his ex-girlfriend. Stevie and Martha are immediately attracted to each other and end up in bed together. Although their relationship is based entirely upon sexual attraction, they find themselves falling in love. This challenges the expectations of Stevie's conservative Christian mother and his ultra-unionist, Ulster-Scots-speaking sister who work hard to break the pair up. Stevie and Martha must decide if their relationship has a real future and if they can both overcome the pain of their heartbroken pasts. While primarily a very funny comedy, Can't Forget About You touches on deeper themes such as grief, loss, sexual mores, cultural identity, sectarianism and the question of how Northern Ireland moves on from the politics of the past and faces the future.
Author David Ireland

Archive :: production:T1645277547, play:S626929420, venue:V552

Production details

World Premiere. Age guidance: 18+ Contains scenes of a sexual nature, bad language and some Ulster-Scots. Naughton Studio

Special Performances

  • 11 Jun 13 Captioned
  • 13 Jun 13 Audio Described

Production Changes

Previous details associated with this item and date of change.
9 Jan 13


Producer Lyric Belfast
Director Conleth Hill
Performer Karen Dunbar (Martha)
Performer Abigail McGibbon (Rebecca)
Performer Carol Moore (Dorothy)
Performer Naomi Rocke (Ciara)
Performer Declan Rodgers (Stevie)

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