Lally the Scut

By Abbie Spallen

Lally is 22 years old and seven months pregnant when her young son gets trapped down a well in the South Armagh borderlands. Stuck with a waster of a husband and his domineering mother, she sets out herself to organise the boy’s rescue.  She soon finds herself taking on the great and the good of a nearby rural town, the local church, dissident republicans and the invading media, all of whom seem to have their own reasons for getting involved in the dramaAs Lally urges them to agree which side of the border the well is on – and what else might be buried in the fields around it – she exposes some long hidden secrets.

Directed by Michael Duke and with designs by Ciaran Bagnall, Lally the Scut features a cast of 12 of some of Northern Ireland’s finest actors, including:

Roisin Gallagher
Michael Condron
Carol Moore
Richard Clements
Alan McKee
Vincent Higgins
Gerard McCabe
Miche Doherty
Tara Lynne O’Neill
Maria Connolly
Tony Flynn

The show will be performed Downstairs at the MAC, Belfast from 14th April to 2nd May, and tickets will be available soon from the MAC Box Office.



LALLY THE SCUT by Abbie Spallen

Posted on 28 January 2015

Tinderbox is very excited to announce that our next show will be LALLY THE SCUT by Abbie Spallen, which we will be producing Downstairs at the MAC from 14th April to 2nd May. Click here for more details.

UNHOME by Jimmy McAleavey

Posted on 3 September 2014

We are very excited to be producing Jimmy McAleavey’s latest play UNHOME at the MAC in November. This gripping and often disturbing exploration of family, love and our most intimate fears, will open Upstairs at the MAC on Tuesday 11th November and run until Saturday 22nd November.

Lally the Nyuck

Posted on 21 March 2014

The Tinderbox team is delighted to be starting work on Abbie Spallen’s new play Lally the Nyuck on 24th March. We will be welcoming Nika McGuigan, Carol Moore, Miche Doherty, Paul Mallon, Michael Condron, Mary Moulds, Tara Lynne O’Neill, Richard Clements, Alan McKee, Ivan Little, Ian Beattie and Gerard McCabe to a week-long development and rehearsed reading of Abbie’s epic and hugely original play.

Abbie Spallen has recently been honoured with an Arts Council of Northern Ireland Major Individual Artist Award

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