Lally the Scut

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Tinderbox is delighted to be co-producing award winning playwright Abbie Spallen’s new play with the MAC this spring.

The child’s down a hole,
the mother’s up to high doh,
the town’s up in arms and
humanity’s down the drain. 

Uproarious, occasionally macabre and always compelling, Lally the Scut draws a line in the mud for Northern Ireland.

Twelve of our finest local actors bring Abbie Spallen’s unflinching satire to shocking, outrageous life.  With the largest cast to date on the MAC stage, this is the biggest theatre moment of the year.

A powerful drama – earthy, irreverent, honest, disturbing, forceful and funny. See it or regret it.


Directed by Michael Duke, with Set & Lighting Designs by Ciaran Bagnall and Costume Designs by Deirdre Dwyer, Lally the Scut features a cast of 12 of some of Northern Ireland’s finest actors, including:

Roisin Gallagher
Michael Condron
Carol Moore
Frank McCusker
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 are available now from the MAC Box Office or by phoning 028 9023 5053.



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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