Derry-born playwright is the focus of new drama

Kate O'Rouke as Mistress Kempe, Stephen Bradley who is playing George Farquhar, Jonathan Burgess, producer and Caroline Byrne, Director who are currently in rehearsals for the play,"By Mr Farquhar", which is about the real life Derry penning his last comedy The Beaux Stratagem.
Kate O'Rouke as Mistress Kempe, Stephen Bradley who is playing George Farquhar, Jonathan Burgess, producer and Caroline Byrne, Director who are currently in rehearsals for the play,"By Mr Farquhar", which is about the real life Derry penning his last comedy The Beaux Stratagem.

A new play about Derry-born playwright George Farquhar and the writing of one of his best-loved plays has just gone into rehearsals.

‘By Mr Farquhar’ centres on the time in the young man’s life when he famously penned ‘The Beaux Stratagem’, a swashbuckling romp which tells the tale of two girl-crazy adventurers on the road trip of their young lives.

‘By Mr Farquhar’ will run at the Foyle Theatre (North West Regional College) from September 25-October 1, 2013 (8pm). Tickets £10.50 and £8.50 (conc). For more, visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk or telephone 028 71264455.

It takes place during the Blue Eagle George Farquhar Theatre Festival.