Big Telly produced a 12 venue All Ireland tour of this popular Irish Classic in spring 2003 and as a result of its success, was invited to revive it during the Irish Season at the Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke in London for a three week residency in autumn 2004, receiving rewarding reviews and positive feedback.
Big Telly's revival of The Colleen Bawn is a perfect marriage of the physical ensemble style for which the company is known coupled with one of Ireland's most popular plays. This classic tale of love and intrigue across the classes in 19th-century Ireland featured a gallery of distressed damsels, landed gentry and roguish peasantry performed by a cast of just eight.
Imagine a world where interaction with the pictures and people on your TV screen is not only possible, but achievable. Welcome to the world of Vince. A wannabe illusionist and TV addict, Vince idolises Harry Houdini. So much so that he discovers his much-practised mind-bending techniques have seized control of his set.