Down District Council


Relationships: Whose idea was that?

Released: 09 January 2012

A new show by Dyad Productions, ‘The Diaries of Adam and Eve’, comes to Down Arts Centre at 3pm on Sunday 22 January to answer this age old question.

One of you wants to get things done, the other wants to chill out in the garden. One of you wants a minute’s peace, the other wants to talk (and talk and talk). One of you likes things the way they are, the other wants a project. One of you knows that eating that apple is the wrong thing to do, but the other is going to eat it anyway.

Relationships shouldn’t work, but somehow they do – so who did the groundwork?

In this witty and modern adaptation of Mark Twain’s affectionate satire, Adam and Eve – the world’s first couple – confront their many differences to find successful ways of living and loving together. Whether they’re creating language, inventing fire, taming nature, or discovering love and death, what they learn about each other on the way will be familiar and funny to anyone who has ever experienced a close relationship.


Dyad Productions creates, produces and tours classic theatre with an innovative and contemporary emphasis. Previous works, Austen’s Women’ and ‘I, Elizabeth’, performed to great audience acclaim in Newcastle, were five-star successes at Edinburgh and Adelaide Festivals in 2009 and 2010. The company’s first performance for two actors is written by Elton Townend Jones who performs alongside Rebecca Vaughan (‘Austen’s Women’, ‘I, Elizabeth’) and continues the successful collaboration between Dyad and Olivier Award-winning director Guy Masterson.

Described by critics as ‘Hugely entertaining… one to see with your significant other’, ‘Great fun… the humour rarely lets up’, and ‘Comic and poetic, thoughtful and polished…compelling theatre’, The Diaries of Adam and Eve is a wonderful antidote to the January blues.

To purchase tickets (£11 / £9) and for further information please contact the Down Arts Centre box office on 028 4461 2233. The complete Down Arts Centre programme is available at Suitable for age 12+. Duration 75 minutes with no interval.