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Founded in 1994, Kabosh is committed to challenging the notion of what theatre is and where it takes place. The company aims to reinvent the ways in which stories are told, commissioning new writing and devising work for site-specific environments and installation.

Ireland wide tour of ‘Lives in Translation’ this February/March

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Following the sold out premiere of Rosemary Jenkinson’s Lives in Translation with Belfast Festival in 2017 – we are delighted to be taking the show on an Ireland wide tour in February and March 2018!.

Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, Asha, who in fleeing the conflict of her home becomes trapped in a different struggle. She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy surrounding asylum seeking. Based on interviews with female Somali asylum seekers, local support workers and community organisations, this poignant new drama explores how asylum seekers are forced to navigate support systems through translation. It highlights how disempowering and frustrating this system can be, and ultimately how time is controlled most by those it affects least.

Directed by Paula McFetridge and featuring Tony Flynn, Julie Maxwell and Raquel McKee, the performance follows a ten-year journey through Mogadishu, Dublin, Belfast and London, as one woman fights for a life free from constant fear and a place to make home.

The performance will also feature original music from Dónal O’Connor, video content by Conan McIvor, set design by Stuart Marshall and costume design by Liz Cullinane.

“This simple but powerful drama explores the asylum industry, where the future is determined by interpreters, and Hope is dashed in transit” – Belfast Telegraph

“Lives in Translation is sharp and an international look at the appalling situation of those asylum seeking” – Irish News

“This important issue is presented by Kabosh in mixed media documentary style, sensitively directed by Paula McFetridge” – The Stage

Civic Theatre – Tallaght

Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th February | 8pm

Tickets €16 / €14 

Phone: 00353 (0) 1 462 7477

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Droichead Arts Centre – Drogheda

Thursday 1st March | 8pm

Tickets €16 / €14  

Phone: 00353 (0) 41 98 33946

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Axis Arts Centre – Ballymun

Friday 2nd March | 8pm

Tickets €15 / €12

Phone: 00353 (0) 0 883 2100

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O’Donoghue Centre – NUI Galway

Sunday 4th March | 8pm

Tickets €16 / €14

Phone: 00353 (0) 91 569 777

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Lyric Theatre - Belfast

Wednesday 7th March | 7:45pm

Tickets £15 / £12

Phone: 0044 (0) 28 9038 1081

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An Tain - Dundalk

Thursday 8th March | 8pm

Tickets €15 / €12

Phone: 00353 (0) 42 933 2332

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Market Place Theatre - Armagh

Friday 9th March | 8pm

Tickets £10 / £8

Phone: 0044 (0) 28 3752 1821

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Playhouse Theatre - Derry/L’derry

Saturday 10th March | 8pm

Tickets £10 / £8

Phone: 0044 (0) 28 7126 8027

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Roe Valley Arts Centre - Limavady

Tuesday 13th March | 2pm

Tickets £5 – school discounts available

Phone: 0044 (0) 28 7776 0650

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The Belfast Arts Weekender

We are very excited to be taking part in the Belfast City Council #BelfastArtsWeekender taking place 2nd - 4th and 10th - 11th March!

Join us in Conway Mill on Saturday 10th March, 10am - 3pm. Alongside the fantastic People's Market at the Conway Mill we will be bringing the Mill to life with music, drama and talks.

Get an insight into the lives of the people who knew the Mill best, those that worked there, through 'The Doffers Tale' by Rosealeen Walsh and excerpts from 'Lay Up Your Ends' by Martin Lynch and Charabanc.

Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden will be performing linen-related traditional songs gathered by Maurice for his upcoming book ‘A Social history of the Ulster Linen Industry through Folk Song’

Hear from Myrtle Hill on the history of the Mill, and see some amazing footage of the mill and its workers from the Northern Visions NVTV Belfast archive.

Throughout the day you'll have a chance to see the Mill in a whole new light and to see parts of the Mill you may never have encountered before!

Check out the full line up of incredible events for the #BelfastArtsWeekender here

QUARTERED: Belfast, A Love Story comes to the Imagine Festival this March

We are delighted to announce that QUARTERED: Belfast, A Love Story will be returning this March with the Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics. Following it’s sold out success at the Outburst Queer Arts Festival in Number, you can catch the show Monday 12th – Friday 16th March, shows daily from 4:30pm – 7pm.
Written by Dominic Montague and directed by Paula McFetridge, Belfast, A Love Story explores the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ citizens in Belfast and examines our relationships with space. It asks the question, when the queer maps and boundaries are drawn – who holds the pen?
“I found Quartered to be a moving piece of promenade theatre, forcing me to look up from my own horizons to see Belfast as the canvass, the set, and listen to someone else’s story… a triumph” – Alan in Belfast
“By addressing a hard-hitting issue with hard hitting humour, listeners are so engaged and captivated” – Theatre NI Young Critics
Tickets are just £8/£5 and capacity is limited so please book in advance. Tickets go on sale February 12th! Book Online


Those You Pass On The Street and Green & Blue touring

Throughout the spring you can catch performances of Those You Pass On the Street and Green & Blue touring across Ireland. Keep an eye on our Facebook for all the latest updates. Upcoming dates include:

Those You Pass On The Street

Roe Valley Arts Centre - Limavady

Tuesday 20th February 12pm

Admission free but book in advance

Sally Gardens Community Centre - Poleglass

Wednesday 21st February 7:30pm

Admission Free

Admission free but book in advance

Green & Blue

Roe Valley Arts Centre - Limavady

Monday 19th February 12pm

Admission free but book in advance

Streets of Belfast

As part of Féile an Earraigh we are presenting *The West Awake*. To get a taste of the tour, and to experience the only theatrical walking tour app, download Streets of Belfast.
Available on iTunes and the iPhone App Store you can sample the first three stops on *The West Awakes* for free and after that it’s just 79p for the full Falls Road and/or Shankill Road.

Search Streets of the Belfast on the App Store or find more info here


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