Bullets found in jacket used in ‘Conquest of Happiness’

Dermott Hickson  who will performs in, "The Conquest of Happiness", '' Inpresspics.com. 16.09.13

Dermott Hickson who will performs in, "The Conquest of Happiness", '' Inpresspics.com. 16.09.13

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Four members of the production team behind Conquest of Happiness - which premiered in Derry last weekend - were hauled off a plane in Belfast after bullets were found in a jacket used in the anti war show.

Artistic director of Prime Cut Productions, Emma Jordan, was among the four who were arrested and escorted from the plane on Monday afternoon after 12 bullets were found in the lining of a denim jacket used in the play. The 1970’s style jacket had been bought online and is worn by Co Derry actor Dermot Hickson in the show.

A spokesman for the group described the incident as “bizarre and ironic”

“It is understood that while they are shaken by the ordeal, the irony of being arrested for having ammunition whilst touring with an anti-war show is not lost on them,” he said.

They were later released without charge.