An all star cast fly in to Derry with acclaimed comedy drama ‘Shoot The Crow’
Derry audiences are in for a treat this Thursday and Friday, 15th and 16th March when Owen McCafferty’s acclaimed comedy drama ‘Shoot The Crow’ arrives in town for two nights.
Belfast-based Prime Cut Productions, which is this year celebrating its 20th year in theatre, is bringing the production to the Millennium Forum as part of a 16 venue all-Ireland tour.
An hilarious and moving homage to the working man, ‘Shoot The Crow’ centres on a day in the life of four tilers. Ding Ding, Petesy, Randolph and Socrates are working on a Belfast building and dreaming of better things.
There’s an opportunity to make a few quid on the sly, but not all of them can commit the same petty crime.
The comedy drama considers the relationships we develop with the people we work with and what most of us really think about the jobs we spend most of our lives doing.
Following a 2011 critically acclaimed tour of the show, Prime Cut is taking to the road again with a brand new all-star cast comprising Paddy Jenkins, Packy Lee, Marty Maguire and Walter McMonagle.
Three of the four actors will be known to Millennium Forum audiences – Jenkins, Lee and Maguire all starred in the hit musical Dancing Shoes – The George Best Story which played at the venue last September.
McCafferty is one of Ireland’s most famed contemporary playwrights and is known for the memorable characters he creates and his use of the unique rhythm and poetry of the Belfast dialect.
He is excited about the forthcoming production and the opportunity to bring this story back home:
“I’m fascinated with the relationships we develop throughout our lives and often none can be tougher and closer than those we form with our workmates.
“Our relationship with work is a complex one – we often hate it because it steals our time yet we also know we can’t do without it.”
Director Emma Jordan added “Owen’s work has received critical acclaim the world over and we are thrilled to be able to bring Shoot The Crow back on tour to some venues we didn’t visit during the 2011 run.
If you fancy an evening of laughter, tears and good old-fashioned Belfast philosophy with four unforgettable characters then this is the show for you!”
Please note the play contains strong language.
For more information and to book tickets visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk or call 028 7126 4455.