After being nominated in three different categories, we lifted the award for Corporate Responsibility!! The award was given for our work on ‘Choices’ an underage binge-drinking project, that saw us reach some 2000 young people aged 14-16 throughout Northern Ireland.
Stephen and Sean McCready, the director of Burke Shipping Group (our business partner) were there to pick up the award from BBC’s Wendy Austin. A great achievement for the company and celebrations carried on into the night!
c21 to Arrive At the Lyric
Funded by The Arts Council Of Northern Ireland the production will open at the Lyric Theatre Belfast on Tuesday 17th Feb and continue there until Saturday 21st February. The show then hits the road on a Northern Irish tour until 14th March 2015.
The cast includes Richard Clements, Roisin Gallagher and Darren Franklin all from Belfast and the show will be directed by c21′s Creative Director Stephen Kelly.
Stitched Up is an entertaining satirical drama about the current crisis within the NHS. An NHS surgeon, Aidan, is fighting to clear his name after an operation has gone wrong. His wife, Kate, a peace-facilitator, is meanwhile preoccupied with her own campaign to remove the peace walls around Belfast and ‘meeting Bono’ – not to mention her obsession with shoes! Naturally she thinks Aidan should leave the NHS and make lots more of money privately.
But one night, when Aidan is alone in his Malone Road house, a young visitor stumbles in. Ruari’s arrival causes havoc in Aidan and Kate’s lives, making them question their morality and social views. In the big battle between health and wealth, who should Aidan help, and at what price?
This is a dark, edgy and funny one-act three-hander that looks at how difficult it is to be moral in contemporary society. While our central couple is outwardly successful inwardly the surgeon finds his life is somehow lacking. His wife Kate is triumphant that the government has just passed a law to bring down the peace walls. Within days the surgeon is suspended for whistle blowing on NHS malpractice. His wife is aghast when she finds out. He says he will volunteer to be a surgeon abroad and that it would be great to put Belfast behind them, but she believes that Belfast needs her and she’s not willing to uproot and go to some ‘dangerous country’.
NI Tour Dates
Tues 17th – Sat 21st February - Naughton Studio, Lyric Theatre, Belfast 8.00pm Tel: 028 9038 1081
Wed 25th February - Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry 8.00pm Tel: 028 3031 3180
Thur 26th February - Riverside Theatre, Coleraine 8.00pm Tel: 028 7012 3123
Fri 27th February - Strule Arts Centre, Omagh 8.00pm Tel: 028 8224 7831
Sat 28th February - The Playhouse, Derry 8.00pm Tel: 028 7126 8027
Tues 3rd March - Michelin Club, Ballymena 8.00pm Tel: 0282 566 3655
Thurs 5th March - Craic Theatre, Coalisland 8.00pm Tel: 028 8774 1100
Fri 6th March - Market Place Theatre, Armagh 8.00pm Tel: 028 3752 1821
Sat 7th March - The Courtyard Theatre, Newtownabbey 8.00pm Tel: 028 9034 0202
Sun 8th March - Cushendall Golf Club, Cushendall 7.00pm Tel: 028 2177 1318
Fri 13th March - Island Arts Centre, Lisburn 8.00pm Tel: 028 9250 9254
Sat 14th March - Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick 8.00pm Tel: 028 4461 0747