Kings Fool Productions to Present Two New Plays by James McAnespy, April 8-27
Kings Fool Productions presents a double bill of new writing by James McAnespy 8-27 April, 2014.
In the first, C.L.G., two members of rival GAA clubs have been locked in a room until they can decide on a neutral venue for their upcoming match. It'll be the first time the two teams will have met for nine years, and some old scores have been long to heal.
Will the dastardly Sam trick his way to getting the venue he wants, or can the put-upon Lory hold fast? They'd need to hurry up though - Fair City will be on soon.
In the second, SITTING UP FOR MICHAEL, Michael's died. Who's going to do the readings? Will there be a lock-in at Packie's? Why did he only get twenty Mass Cards? It's a wil' handlin' altogether.
The family and friends of Michael Montague gather for the sit up on the eve of his funeral. Set in contemporary county Tyrone, James McAnespy's comedy explores themes of family, separation and hidden pasts. So don't open the brandy until tomorrow.
Brian, Michael's stubborn son, bickers relentlessly with his sister Frieda who has just come down from Belfast and starts ruling the roost as usual. Their neighbour Doris offers her support and a hot pot of tea. Young Rory, who reaches for a drink a little too readily is there to see Joe, whose coming down on the University bus, with a girl he just met - but she's got more to hide than she's letting on.
These bittersweet comedies are about the tensions that arise when the truth comes to the surface, especially when emotions are already high and liberated by drink. Through this prism, the play explores themes of family, bereavement, youth unemployment, bullying and many other aspects of 21st century life in Ireland.
Performance Dates are 8th - 27th April 2014. Shows will run Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, and Sunday at 6pm.
Tickets are £14 (£10 concessions) and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 0844 8700 887 (£1.50 booking per call), or online at www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk.
All shows will take place at WHITE BEAR THEATRE at 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ.