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Belltable: Connect presents Theatre Makers Showcase of Ideas

Belltable: Connect presents Theatre Makers Showcase of Ideas

In January, 13 theatre artists from around Ireland came together to create, collaborate and stretch their creative comfort zones. Showcase of Ideas is the culmination of this programme; Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st at 8 pm, two nights of new theatrical pieces inspired by and created for Limerick.

New collaborative pieces conceived and created in Belltable Hub, are presented over two nights. From a movement and visual design reflection on the architecture of Ardnacrusha to a puppet and live performance show exploring Limerick’s connection with pigs to a brand new short play Three Mothers in Search of a Son. This collage of creative exploration offers glimpses of Limerick life in a brand new and exciting way.

Theatre Makers’ monthly meetings in Belltable Hub were mentored, guided and supported by playwright Deirdre Kinahan and director Lynne Parker, with master classes by leading Irish and international theatre gurus. Theatre Makers 2017 are Ann Blake, Caoimhe Dunn, Eadaoin O’Donoghue, Fionnuala Gygax, Henry Martin, Joan Somers Donnelly, Joanne Ryan, John Galvin, Liam McCarthy, Maeve Stone, Mags O’Donoghue and Rob Moloney.



Belltable: Connect Theatre Makers 2017 was supported by the Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaoín under the Theatre Artist Development Scheme.

In the heart of Limerick city, the Belltable was officially relaunched on April 7, 2016. The venue consists of a 220-seater venue, three rehearsal spaces, meeting and hot-desking facilities. Belltable was established in 1981 as the first regional arts centre in Ireland. It has been managed by the Lime Tree Theatre since January 2016. Owned by Limerick City & County Council, the venue is under the management of the Lime Tree Theatre via a Service Level Agreement with LC&CC.

Belltable: Connect’s Theatre Makers Showcase of Ideas takes place Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st at 8 pm. Tickets are €8

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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.