Theatre Not to be Missed

1st Irish image I’m so glad the 1st Irish Theatre Festival is back for its seventh season.  Produced by Origin Theatre Company, 1st Irish is a mix of top-notch plays, readings and works in progress, by playwrights from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.   I’ve attended a number of productions each year since it first started, and I’ve not yet been disappointed.

This year the Festival is offering a number of FREE productions – I’m hoping to get to Breaking Ground  on Saturday, September 19th at 3:00;  this is a series of readings of works in progress;  one of the presenters is Jimmy Kerr, who’s a fabulously funny playwright (Ardnaglass on the Air, House Strictly Private)  

I’m also looking forward to seeing Pondling.   I attended a reading of this piece by Genevieve Hulme-Beamanthe, its playwright, who will be performing;  she was wonderful.  The story’s a bit fantastical, but very funny.

Another show on my “to see” list is Celebrity Autobiography also on Saturday, September 19th, but at 9:30 in the evening.  Geraldine Hughes is one of the performers – need I say more?

The wonderful Fishamble Theatre Company from Dublin  will stage “Little Thing, Big Thing,”  a comedy thriller about an ex-con and a nun…

There are lots more, so take a look at the 1st Irish website ,then grab some friends and go buy a ticket or two – you’ll be glad you did.

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