Preview: The Cliff, St Augustine’s Studio Theatre

The Cliff by Michael Shand

The Cliff by Michael Shand

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“A twisty whodunit to tickle your inner detective.” That’s how local playwright Michael Shand describes his latest play, The Cliff, currently running at St Augustine’s Studio Theatre on George IV Bridge.

It’s 3am. Micky and Andy are standing on a precipice, staring into a chasm. A black pit. A drop of 100 metres.

Today is the anniversary of Paddy’s suicide. They should be reminiscing about good times, but other emotions are overpowering Micky. He is still confused about the events leading up to Paddy’s fall.

The story in the newspaper seemed to be a fabrication, a panic-written article based on a lack of reliable witnesses.

Will the truth ever be known? The arrival of Paddy’s brother Doug changes everything, leaving just one question: Did he fall? Jump? Or was he pushed?

A That’s Lunch production, The Cliff stars Greg Esplin, Thomas Holmes, Des O’Gorman and James Boal.

The Cliff, St Augustine’s Studio Theatre, George IV Bridge, until Saturday, 7pm (matinee 2.30pm) £6-£8, 07810-396 100