“And finally the festive season is upon us… Reindeer hats and festive crackers, secrets and explosive revelations, burnt Christmas dinners and illicit relationships, family feuds fuelled by alcohol and SingStar is just a little taste of what Tinderbox Theatre Company and the fantastic cast have been playing with in the brilliant play by Judith King. […]
Tinderbox Theatre Company is delighted to bring back Jimmy McAleavey’s first play in the original production from 2009.
THE VIRGIN FATHER
By Jimmy McAleavey
“Surely you don’t think you failed him?’ Who, me? God’s chosen one? The holy stepfather? Of course I failed him. He’s dead, isn’t he?”
Mary has disappeared. And now Joe is being hunted down. He urgently needs to understand what has happened to his family if he is to save himself….
Joe married the quiet girl in the village even though she was carrying someone else’s child.
He failed to deal with her delusions about the pregnancy, and to keep the boy from joining a cult.
But what could he have done in a land occupied by foreign forces who were targeting their son?
Jimmy McAleavey’s superb monologue is a love story about the temptation to believe…
SET AND LIGHTING DESIGNER
Cushendall Golf Club 15th March 8pm
Box office: 02821 771318
Downpatrick Arts Centre 18th March 8pm
Box office: 02844 610747
The Playhouse Theatre Derry 19th March 8pm
Box office: 02871 268027 or click here to book online
The Lyric Theatre Belfast 29 Mar – 3 Apr
8PM every evening, 3PM Saturday matinee
Box office: 028 9038 1081 or click here to book online
Photography by Ciaran Bagnall
On the back of its roaring success at the 2014 Pick n Mix festival, Tinderbox is delighted to present ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE by Judith King. This riotously funny comedy about a ‘normal’ Belfast family doing Christmas – but not as we know it – has a stellar cast: Mary Jordan, Stephen Beggs, Victoria Armstrong, Maria Connolly, Bernadette Brown and Shaun Blaney. The show is directed by Patrick J O’Reilly and runs at the Crescent Arts Centre from December the 4th.
NEW ERA AT TINDERBOX After 12 successful years dedicated to the development and production of new Northern Irish writing, Artistic Director Mick Duke and General Manager Kerry Woods, two of Belfast’s most experienced and respected theatre professionals, are moving on. Under their leadership, the company has flourished with a varied and ambitious programme, staging twenty new […]