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The Water Babies

Did you hold your breath for this underwater fantasy - as Big Telly went overboard with the fresh and bubbly adaptation of Charles Kingsley's much-loved story The Water Babies. Something very fishy happened to little Tom when the sooty sweep lost his way in the blackest of chimneys and ended up in the whitest of rooms where a brief encounter with pretty Miss Ellie left him completely out of his depth.

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What they said:

  • “…a show with a lot of raw energy and inventiveness and visual jokes. Just the thing to cheer up children and harassed parents before Christmas.”
  • Coleraine Chronicle, December 1998

To Hell With Faust

TO HELL WITH FAUST was a bold and inventive new piece of performance which was inspired by the celebrated tale of a man who sold his soul to the devil. In the tradition of Big Telly's acclaimed productions of Metamorphosis and Cuchulainn, the company assembled a creative team of researchers, a writer/director, composer, choreographer, theatre designer and five performers to explore the story from as many creative angles as possible.

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What they said:

  • “It is evident from the clarity and commitment of performance and production that Big Telly Theatre Company has had a ball in the conception and execution of this mischievous reworking of the Faust legend. [The cast] scamper through this wickedly melodramatic, mysteriously crafted evening with panache and style, working their way towards a climax which is stunning in its horrible simplicity.”
  • The Stage, March 1998

Lovers: Winners/Losers

Big Telly Theatre Company produced this outstanding double bill from award winning writer, Brian Friel. This modern classic under the joint title of Lovers tells the stories of two couples; teenagers Mag and Joe and the middle-aged Andy and Hanna.

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What they said:

  • “Zoë Seaton’s direction is faultless… John Hewitt, one of Northern Ireland’s best-loved character actors… has us in his baggy pockets in a trice.”
  • News Letter, February 1999
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