The Flood at the Lyric Theatre
As Hurricane Sandy creates havoc outside on the streets of New York, two young couples take cover in their apartment. As the electricity cuts out across the City, the chaos outside echoes the chaos of their lives as a storm begins to rage inside the apartment as ferocious as Hurricane Sandy.
We couldn’t help but watch The Flood and remember our own trip to New York just a couple of days after the storm actually hit. The city was indeed in disarray and peoples lives no doubt had been plunged into chaos, as they certainly are for the characters in The Flood.
The Flood by Daniel McCabe makes its Irish premiere in The Lyric after a sold out run in New York and stars local boxer John Duddy with James Russell, Kimberlee Walker & Sarah Stephen. Daniel notes that the play is written as a tribute to that courageous spirit in anyone who has ever reached beyond their own fear, comfort, conditioning or cynicism to help someone else in need.
The running time of an hour and fifteen minutes flew by in the Naughton Studio as I lost myself in the drama unfolding on stage.
Showing in the Naughton Studio at the Lyric Theatre Belfast until 8th November and with tickets from only £10 for students and peak prices of £18-£20.
by Jeff Meredith