Kings Fool Productions to Present SITTING UP FOR MICHAEL & C.L.G., April 8-27
James McAnespy's comedy double bill brings GAA rivalries and Irish wakes to London stage!
Upcoming playwright James McAnespy's comedy double bill brings the uniquely Irish situations of the contemporary wake house and the intensity of local GAA rivalries to the White Bear Theatre in April.
The plays, Sitting Up for Michael and C.L.G., are both set in contemporary Ireland and will be the London debut for the county Tyrone native.
"Essentially they are about family and community - two universal themes," the 28 year old said. "In Sitting Up for Michael, there is tension when one of Michael's children believes she has transcended the rural background that she grew up in, now that she is a big shot in Belfast."
"In C.L.G., the two clubs, although separated by a river and a disputed town land, are separated by a huge gulf in terms of success and resources, so this rare occasion when they have to face each other offers the smaller team the chance to right a nine-year wrong."
James formed King's Fool Productions in 2011 to bring his work to the stage, debuting with a Northern Irish tour of Sitting Up for Michael. The show was a huge hit with audiences, with nightly numbers averaging over 100, and growing night-on-night
"Audiences really loved it, because it was recognisable characters in a recognisable setting-which is what theatre should be in my opinion. Plays don't need to be photo-realistic portrayals of life, but they should be accessible and relevant to people."
Directed by Alex Howarth, the plays make their London premiere in The White Bear Theatre from April 8-27, 7:30pm Tuesdays to Saturdays and 6:00pm on Sundays.