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The Country Boy

This bittersweet family drama focuses on two brothers, Eddie, living the American dream and Curly, stuck in the muck, working the family farm and fighting with his father. After fifteen years away, Eddie brings his wife back home to meet the folks and take Curly back with them, prompting a flurry of new curtains, posh napkins and panic about what they'll eat - she'll never have seen anything like the spuds and cabbage we have...

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  • “Portstewart’s Big Telly, on their 20th anniversary, are in a league of their own under truly innovative director Zoë Seaton.” 
  • Ulster Tatler, February 2007

The Scarlet WWWeb

Two stories a century apart, one about the last witch burned in Ireland, the other about internet infidelity. Two worlds with common ground, and two couples who don’t know each other as well as they thought they did...Economic pressure, pipe dreams and a belief in made up worlds link rural 19th Century Ireland with today’s technology driven domain but a firewall hasn’t been invented yet which protects us from ourselves.

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  • “Zoë Seaton’s direction is crisply focused, making a virtue of the fast-edit structure of the writing”,“slick work also on the technical front: the dozens of lighting cues... are seamlessly effected” ,“the action hurtles melodramatically to a conclusion...”
  • Irish Theatre Magazine

PUCKOON 2011

Spike Milligan's PUCKOON is a Goonish blend of theatrical anarchy, musical wit, and impossible plot. Ireland 1922, and the Ulster Boundary Commission has drawn the new border straight through the small town of Puckoon. With the church separated from its own graveyard and drink now thirty percent cheaper in one corner of the pub, life in the newly divided village will never be the same again.

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  • "It is easy see why this rumbustious romp of a show has been a huge hit barnstorming around Ireland. The wildly talented company of six actor-musicians attack Spike Milligan’s absurd comic novel with inspired physical gusto..."
  • ★★★★ WhatsOnStage.com
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