Laser Lunacy

Laser Lunacy

World Premiere Schools tour 4th – 13th October 2016 | Crumlin Integrated, Belfast High, Boy’s Model, Hazelwood Integrated, Parkhall Integrated, and Abbey Community College

Cast & Crew

Playwright: Thomas Heslip

Director: Fionnuala Kennedy


Teacher: Mary Jordan

Michael / Frank: Louise Mathews

Kelly / Mildred: Ciarán Nolan


Production Manager: Sorcha Doherty

Producers: Zoe Fox and Dominic Montague

Laser Lunacy was a project developed in partnership with Belfast International Airport, supported by Arts & Business NI.  It was created and aimed at reducing the misuse of laser pens in the Greater Belfast Area. Targeting school children between the ages of 12 and 16, the show demonstrates the unseen dangers of shining laser planes at planes.  It educates children on the consequences of such activities.

The programme consisted of a short 20-minute performance followed by an interactive workshop where the realities of laser pen abuse were explored. Through its premiere school tour the project reached in excess of 2,200 young people across Greater Belfast.