January Newsletter

January Newsletter

Rehearsals have started on a beautiful new theatre production. We have an exciting cast and company announcement, news of our new Project Manager and a creative crew call out. 

Before You Go by Laurence McKeown 

Sorcha O’Hagan is leaving for Australia. Her bags are packed.
Only an overdue conversation with her father remains before she goes.
A new play from Laurence McKeown looking at loss, love and living.

Artistic Director Paula McFetridge is directing this courageous new production by the incredibly talented writer Laurence McKeown. Currently in rehearsals online, we plan to record the production in a found space in Belfast, early February (abiding by current government guidelines).

Like everyone, we are adapting to new ways of living, of working and of collaborating together. Before You Go is an evocative piece of storytelling inspired by workshops we led with young people from Cooley in 2020.  In spite of the restrictions we are determined to showcase this important new piece of theatre for audiences in 2021.

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Cast announcement for Before You Go

James Doran is delighted to be back working with Kabosh, having appeared in previous productions including, GREEN & BLUE and THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL.

Eimear Fearon is originally from Ballymacnab, County Armagh. She completed the Drama Studio at the Lyric before going on the the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where she has just graduated from with a BA in Acting.

Lisa Duffy trained at LAMDA after completing Ba Hons Drama at Queens. She has performed at Gate Theatre London, Lyric Theatre and on BBC THE FALL. She participated in Tinderbox Theatre Company’s PlayMachine and Engine 2019. Lisa is director of Bright Young Things drama school. 

Set and Costume Design – Liz Cullinane
Lighting Design – Conleth White
Sound Design/Filmmaker – Cormac O’Kane
Original Music – Gráinne Holland
Stage Manager – Caitlín Hunter
Production Manager – Stephen Quinn

Creative and Technical Crew Call out

We are expanding our pool of Creative Collaborators. We would like to hear from designers working in sound, lighting, visuals, costume or set, choreographers and composers, as well as stage and production managers, who are interested in working with Kabosh in future.

Please send CVs to info@kabosh.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

Introducing our new Project Manager, Alice Malseed

Following our call-out for a temporary Freelance Project Manager to support the delivery of several exciting projects over the coming months, Alice Malseed has begun working with us.

Alice is a writer, facilitator and project manager based in Belfast with a wealth of experience working in theatre locally and in London. We are delighted that Alice has joined our small but mighty team.

Additional information

  • If you are an artist and on Facebook we would encourage you to join the Freelancers NI Surviving Corona it is filled with plenty of useful support information and register with artistsni.com to receive updates. 
  • You can now support Kabosh and the work that we produce through our crowdfunding campaign found here.
  • If you are in a position to offer much-needed financial support to local practitioners  via the Bread And Butter Fund  please donate 

March newsletter

News about new projects, plus feedback on Before You Go A Quarrel with Myselfby Vincent Higginsfor Imagine! 2021 – the 7th Annual Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics  Starting Monday 22nd March and continuing

Open call for actors

11th January – 13th February 2021 A five week equity contract on new play. Rehearsals will be live and on zoom in accordance with current government restrictions. Applicants must reside within