Drama arrives at Burnavon for Spring

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DRAMA is to the fore this season at the Burnavon with the Carthaginians tonight, Thursday 8th March at 8pm and Shoot the Crow on Thursday 22nd March at 8pm.

The Millennium Forum will embark on its first touring production when acclaimed actor/director, Adrian Dunbar, directs a brand new production of Frank McGuinness’ CARTHAGINIANS.

The play will make its debut performance at the Burnavon on Thursday 8th March at 8pm.

Frank McGuinness’ CARTHAGINIANS has often been acknowledged as one of the few enduring plays to have emerged from ‘The Troubles’.

An elegy for Bloody Sunday in Derry, it is the survival of tragedy, of intense grief which becomes the unspoken subject through the personal journeys of three women and three men who camp out in a graveyard awaiting the rise of the dead.

This production commemorates the 40th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and, appropriately within the theme of Carthaginians celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Millennium Forum. Tickets £12.

Cookstown audiences are in for a treat on Thursday 22nd March when Owen McCafferty’s acclaimed comedy drama Shoot The Crow arrives in town for one night only. Belfast-based Prime Cut Productions, who are this year celebrating their 20th year in theatre, are bringing the production to the Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre as part of a 16 venue all-Ireland tour.

An hilarious and moving homage to the working man, Shoot The Crow centres on a day in the life of four tilers. Ding Ding, Petesy, Randolph and Socrates are working on a Belfast building and dreaming of better things. There’s an opportunity to make a few quid on the sly, but not all of them can commit the same petty crime. The comedy drama considers the relationships we develop with the people we work with and what most of us really think about the jobs we spend most of our lives doing.

Following a 2011 critically acclaimed tour of the show, Prime Cut are taking to the road again with a brand new all-star cast comprising Paddy Jenkins, Packy Lee, Marty Maguire and Walter McMonagle. Both Packy and Walter have performed the roles of Randolph and Ding Ding in previous productions of Shoot The Crow and are excited to be bringing the characters back to life for a local audience. Tickets £13.

This is a flavour of some of the shows coming up over the next few weeks which may be of interest to you. To find out more Visit our new look website today www.burnavon.com for a full listing of all our upcoming shows and to purchase tickets on line. Or contact the Box Office on 028 8676 9949 where staff will be on hand to process your booking or to answer your performance queries.