West Belfast meets East (Middle-East that is) in this new hard-hitting, dangerous comedy by Belfast writer Pearse Elliott. 

Azir, a political refugee, comes here to escape a life of persecution only to find himself right back where he started.  He gets taken advantage of by Duff a local drug enforcer and gets dragged into a life of crime from which he tries to escape.

Following on from the hugely successful ‘Here We Lie’ and ‘As the Tide Ebbs’, Rawlife Theatre company have teamed up with writer Pearse Elliott  and the Lyric Theatre Belfast to bring you ‘The Sword & The Sand’, a black comedy about how idealism and the struggle for freedom can lead to many different places, some hopeful but others violent.. 

Director: Martin McSharry
Set & Costume Designer: Sinéad O'Donnell-Carey
Lighting Designer: James C McFetridge
Sound Designer: TBC
Assistant Costume Designer: Carolyn Smyth

Production Manager: Alice Malseed
Stage Manager: TBC
Assistant Stage Manager: TBC