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Belltable Connect Programme Presents New Play Commissions for 2019 on November 16

Belltable Connect Programme Presents New Play Commissions for 2019 on November 16 

The Belltable Connect Programme Presents New Play Commissions for 2019 and on Saturday, November 16 excerpts from these new works are shared with Limerick audiences for the first time at the Belltable.

Earlier this year, theatre artist development programme Belltable: Connect, with the support of the Arts Council commissioned four new plays that have a connection with Limerick city and its people. Four 20-minute rehearsed readings of Red Army, Paddy McGrath’s Daughter, Mam & Love & Woo and Sham are presented by an ensemble of exceptional actors.

The Belltable Connect Programme Presents Work in progress excerpts from:




Red Army by Marie Boylan and Helena Close | Cast: Joan Sheehy, Georgina Miller, Cora Fenton, Frances Healy
Four ardent female Munster fans travel to Paris for the first match of the season. This reading will focus on the weekend and how it nosedives amid failing friendships and a failing team, culminating in a tragedy.

Paddy McGrath’s Daughter by Veronica Dyas | Cast: Ann Blake, Pat McGrath. She’s sitting in a chair. Immobile, without voice, her eyes are sore, but she’s still here. We don’t quite know it, but, in fact, she’s everywhere, now. All at once. She sees the overview, the outline, the design. She sees more than we do. We just need to find the key to her perspective.

Mam & Love & Woo by Liam McCarthy | Cast: Georgina Miller, Brian Roche, Joan Sheehy. A new play about evolving family dynamics within a rapidly changing urban environment. In this opening scene, Anna is worried about her son, Luke. He’s a loner and only getting weirder every day. Luke is worried about his mam, Anna. She hasn’t left her house in six weeks…

Sham by Paul Meade | Cast: Ann Blake, Brian Roche, Pat Ryan, Pat McGrath, Jane McGrath, Gill McNamara. Sham is a reimagining of Hamlet for the present day. Elsinore in Limerick City. The Prince is a young woman, a student in Dublin and she has returned for the funeral of her father. He has been killed in a gangland shooting and he leaves behind a struggle for his crown.

Venue: Belltable

Date & Time: Saturday, November 16 at 8 pm

Duration 100 mins including an interval

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.