Local actors star in All There Is premiere

Jonathan Baille in rehearsals.
Jonathan Baille in rehearsals.

Local playwright and teacher Jonathan Bailie will premiere his newest work ‘All There Is’ at The Playhouse next week.

Jonathan’s first play ‘The Electrical Storm’, which he wrote, produced and directed, was premiered at The Derry Playhouse in June 2009, and now his latest piece will be co-produced by The Playhouse and local theatre company Fahy Productions.

The piece, which will kick off The Playhouse’s new 2014 legacy theatre programme, will come to The Playhouse from 11 to 15 February.

The play tells the story of a taxi driver who falls for an Emergency Room nurse when an act of kindness leads him to help an unconscious girl on a Friday night.

Directed by J.P. Conaghan and starring local actors Nicky Harley, Francis Harkin and Micky Kelly this dark comic play deals with the nature of choice and the possibility of reconciliation.

In June 2012 ‘All There Is’ was chosen for a rehearsed reading at The Pick ‘n’ Mix festival at The MAC. Bailie’s play ‘Butterflies’ was then performed at Dolan’s Bar in Dublin as part of Wolfticket Theatre Company’s first Halloween showcase in October 2012.

‘Annihilated’ was recently completed for Wolfticket Theatre Company and he is currently working on ‘Whitewash’ as an option for Tinderbox Theatre Company.

“‘All There Is’ explores important social issues such as substance addiction and sexual violence, pointing an important light on how theatre can address these issues” Aine McCarron at The Playhouse said.

The matinee performance on Wednesday 12 February will include a Q+A session with members of the company and representatives from NEXUS and VICTIM SUPPORT to discuss the themes of the piece .

‘All There Is’ will run at The Playhouse from Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15 February at 8pm (Wednesday 12 Matinee only at 4pm).

Tickets are £10 (matinee tickets £7.50) and are available from The Playhouse Box Office on 02871 268027 or online at www.derryplayhouse.co.uk