Derry author and playwright, Brian Foster, has an unusual request ahead of his next play - he’s looking for a beat-up old pram.
The author of the acclaimed ‘Maire, Woman of Derry’ and ‘Butterfly of Killybegs’ is set for a return to the local stage in late 2013 with his latest offering ‘Derry through those laughter and tears years.’ Mr. Foster told The ‘Journal:’ “We need to gather up some of the props. I need a coach-built pram but it has to be period piece in as bad a condition as possible. I am looking for something that has been in the garage or yard but is mostly fit only for the dump. The more beat up, the better.” ‘Derry through those laughter and tears years’ is set in the early 1960s in Derry and tells the story of group of three or four children living in Springtown camp. While some cast have signed on for the production, Mr. Foster said: “We haven’t cast all seven of the characters yet. The play is unusual, in that we will have some of Derry’s best-known actors dressed up as children so the comedy takes care of itself. It is a riotous comedy with a strong socio-political social involvement.” If you can facilitate Brian Foster with an old perambulator then contact him on 02871363108. The play opens at The Millennium Forum in October.