Foster’s first night almost sold out

Carmel Mc Cafferty and Gerry Doherty as eight year olds, Mary and Joseph in the nativity scene.
Carmel Mc Cafferty and Gerry Doherty as eight year olds, Mary and Joseph in the nativity scene.
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The opening night of Brian Foster’s hilarious new comedy ‘From the camp to the Creggan’ has almost sold out, the ‘Journal’ can reveal.

The Derry playwright has two productions at the Millennium Forum in the coming months.

From THE CAMP to THE CREGGAN, premieres with a four night run on Wednesday October 16th, and the last ever performance by Carmel McCafferty of Foster’s record breaking, Maire – a Woman of Derry, on Friday November 29th.

Marketing manager Catherine Ming said: “Brian’s plays always sell well here in the Forum, but to have the first night of a brand new comedy almost sold out weeks in advance of the show’s opening is exceptional.

Brian’s writing reflects his working class Derry background, growing up as he did through the 1950s and 60s in Creggan.

Local audiences just love a terrific new comedy, especially when it is one set in their own city, containing characters they recognise, and reflecting times past. In his new play, Brian writes with tremendous insight and humour about such Derry institutions as, The Provident Man, Cavendishes, and Nurse Pitts. Remember them? But a word of warning, the play takes an irreverent, at times outrageous, approach to sex, religion and politics. So it’s not one for the overly sensitive.