Innovative One-Man Shows Take Centre Stage at Down Arts Centre
This Friday 8 November, Down Arts Centre is delighted to welcome ‘Carrying David’, a remarkable one-man play reflecting the highs and many lows of Glenn McCrory’s unrelenting drive and incredible sacrifice to become the very first world champion from the North East of England.
Inspired by the love of his terminally ill brother David, on June 3, 1989, Glenn McCrory (of Tyrone ancestry) made boxing history, becoming the Cruiserweight Champion of the World.
Presented by David Hull Promotions, this funny and heart-breaking play is the story of two brothers: one fighting for his fame, the other fighting for his life! Starring Micky Cochrane, directed by Russell Floyd (BBC’s ‘EastEnders’, ITV’S ‘The Bill’) and written by internationally produced playwright, Ed Waugh.
Next up on Saturday 9 November, is ‘Removed’ – a funny and affecting fictional story, told by a character called ‘Adam’ that offers insight into the experiences of growing up in the Northern Irish care system.
‘Removed’ is based on an amalgam of the many interviews gathered by Fionnuala Kennedy from a group of young people with care experience called ‘Voice of Young People in Care’, who are campaigning for changes to the care system in Northern Ireland.
Produced by Prime Cut Productions, ‘Removed’was originally developed through support from Creative Europe as part of the EU Collective Plays Project and is currently presented in collaboration with Clanmil Housing, Barnardo’s NI, Home for Good, Arts & Business NI, Arts Council NI and Belfast City Council.
Both shows start at 8pm with bar facilities from 7pm. For additional information including pricing details and to book your tickets please contact the Down Arts Centre box office on 028 4461 0747.