Shortlisted for ‘Young People Award’ for the company’s work on Romeo and Juliet in Spring 2013, the competition included the Lyric Theatre, Ulster Orchestra and Cahoots NI!
We were delighted to be given our ‘highly commended’ status finishing behind eventual winners Strategem and Wheel Works.
The production engaged young people from all over Northern Ireland while sponsorship from Burke Shipping along with match funding from A&BNI provided complimentary workshops on Shakespeare.
Stand Up Man Northern Ireland Tour
The Northern Ireland Tour of Stand Up Man commenced in January with a residency at the Baby Grand, Royal Opera House on 28th January and continued until 8th February. Further performances took place throughout Northern Ireland through February.
Well known Northern Ireland actor, comedian and TV personality, Tim McGarry played the main role as Thaddeus’ alter ego as he visits his past and admits the errors of his way. This was McGarry’s first serious theatre role after a successful, long-running career in comedy, radio and TV.
The play was written by Dublin born playwright Derek Murphy who now lives in New York. It was produced by c21 Theatre Company from Belfast, led by producer Stephen Kelly and directed by Stephen Beggs.
To celebrate we released a video to promote the tour. We hope you enjoyed the performance.