A double bill

catch us in these venues

29-30 JANUARY 2019

the MAC, Belfast

1st February 2019 Roscommon Arts Centre

4th-7th February 2019 Everyman, Cork

12th February 2019 Grianan Letterkenny

13th February 2019 Hawkswell Sligo

15th February 2019 Belltable, Limerick

16th February 2019 Marketplace, Armagh

18-20th February 2019 Project Arts Centre

Following on from the overwhelming success of our internationally award-winning production of Stacey Gregg’s Scorch and 4 wins at the 2018 Irish Times Theatre Awards for Red (Best Production, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Set Design), Prime Cut Productions are back with their critically acclaimed Double Bill of Fintan Brady’s East Belfast Boy and John Patrick Higgins’ Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful.


EAST BELFAST BOY 

Meet Davy.  The things he sees. His streets. His mates. His girl and… The Boys.  With pumping techno, pulverising movement and street sharp poetry, East Belfast Boy is a rollercoaster ride and a cliché-free zone.

WRITTEN BY FINTAN BRADY


EVERY DAY I WAKE UP HOPEFUL

Malachy has made a decision, perhaps for the first time in his life. Tonight is the night.

He has six bottles of wine, a bucket of chicken and he wants to talk about it. He really wants to talk about it.

Poignant and confessional Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful is also desperately funny. Funny to the bone.

WRITTEN BY JOHN PATRICK HIGGINS


Prime Cut Productions continue to push boundaries and offer audiences challenging, impressive and innovative theatre.
— Gilly Campbell, Arts Development Officer for Drama and Dance, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
“A hugely kinetic ride through those highs and lows, a superb blend of social and cultural observation.”
— The Digital Fix on East Belfast Boy
“DJ Phil Kieran has mixed an incessantly pounding techno soundscape, which perfectly tees up Oona Doherty’s trademark gritty choreography.”
— The Even Hand on East Belfast Boy
“Lusciously theatrical…. Everyday I Wake up Hopeful is a funny, sad, touching paean to the profundity of supposedly small lives and small thoughts.”
— CultureHub Magazine