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Both Sides

Down Arts Centre

Sat 06 June 2020 Sat 06 June 2020

Both Sides

'Both Sides' by Jane Coyle, directed by Rhiann Jeffrey


'Both Sides' comprises two interlocking monologues, 'Me Here', 'Me & Before Before'. They are set in Paris and Nice respectively and are inspired by the works of Samuel Beckett. 

In 'Me Here', Me - a young woman sits alone in a Paris café watching the life of the street unfold. Every passer-by seems to have a troubling story and, with the arrival of a familiar figure at an adjoining table, she fears her own is about to be revealed.


Performed by the Paris-based Belfast actress, Hannah Coyle. 


'Before Before' unfolds in a bar in the Mediterranean city of Nice. A once-glamorous middle-aged woman from Belfast surveys the people around her, while looking back on a turbulent life and a personal loss too painful to bear. 


Performed by the distinguished Belfast actress, Libby Smyth. 


"An evening spent in Paris and Nice ... insightful writing, sensitive performances." Irish News


DATE: Saturday 6 June 2020


TIME: 8pm (bar available from 7pm)


PRICE: £14 / £12 concession 


VENUE: Down Arts Centre


PRESENTED BY: Powerstone Entertainment