Derry 24 – One day in the life of the city

Derry 24 ends this weekend with performances both Friday and Saturday.
Derry 24 ends this weekend with performances both Friday and Saturday.

The third and final season of the ambitious ‘Derry 24’ - chronicling one day in the life of the city - runs for two nights this weekend, on Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, at the Waterside Theatre.

For two years and over three seasons now, dozens of artists have gathered stories, caught moments, opinions, sounds and sights from the city and created a day from which we examine our past, present and ideas of our future as part of the AnNua productions piece.

To date, audiences have been delighted with this fusion of acting, puppetry, dance, visual art, photography, shadow, and digital image which features guest musicians including Lorna McLaughlin (The Henry Girls), Jazz legend Gay McIntyre and Martin Coyle (The Balkan Alien Sound).

“Derry-24 is a stellar multi-media production and a joy to witness. The combination of drama, dance, music, puppetry, & video provided a visual and aural feast. For those of you who missed this production, you will get another opportunity to do so at the Waterside Theatre in October,” says author Margie Bernard.

While reviewer Simon Fallhala said of the work: “The feast for the eyes and brains that AnNua provide here cannot be underestimated.”

Since its conception, Derry 24 has generated a great deal of interest in the city and beyond, including local and national press attention as well as BBC coverage. Through the process of creating this unique piece of theatre, AnNua have developed the skills of numerous artists who will continue to create innovative theatre in Derry into the future.

Derry 24 runs this Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, at the Waterside Theatre, at 8pm nightly.

Tickets available from the Waterside Theatre on: 71 314000 or visit: www.watersidetheatre.com.