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The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne

The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne is a fast and furious story in words, images, music and dance. The story tells of the flight of ancient heroes, of fierce loyalty and revenge, and of 'girl power' in ancient Ireland, of gang loyalty and betrayal, of love and death.

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What they said:

  • “…a ripping Celtic yarn with wild beautiful redheads on the run through magic woods populated with giants… excitingly physical theatre… Zoë Seaton’s direction is confident and adventurous which makes for fine spectacle...”
  • News Letter, October 1999

Fish

A goldfish bowl appeared from nowhere. A goldfish. A man. Man feeds fish huge steak. Takes out bone. Exits. Fisherman up high. A bite. A struggle. He falls. A splash. A puddle. Fisherman is in goldfish bowl. Fish is missing. Man returns with another steak. Where's the fish. Looks in audience. Woman enters. Bakes cake in bowl. Wedding cake. Huge bride and groom appear on stilts in a huge wedding cake. Love turns to hate. They fight. Groom falls off. Man eats slice of cake. Swallows groom's body. Spits out head. We see a floating head.........but where's the fish?

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What they said:

  • “One of the main strengths of the Belfast Festival at Queen’s is that it gives space to productions like this, which seek to push the bounds of theatre as far as they can go.”  
  • Irish News, October 2000

McCool XXL

Live theatre gig where pop met rock and tribe of five were wired for sound. From the days when men were men and fish could talk, Big Telly produced the unforgettable saga of the wild child who took on the world Finn McCool, the original rock legend.

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What they said:

  • “A high-tech hit… a show [that] demonstrates it can harness the attention of tomorrow’s theatregoers as well as today’s. And that’s a giant step.”
  • Belfast Telegraph, March 2002
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