Henry & Harriet

Henry & Harriet

By Carlo Geblér. A promenade performance in Belfast city centre in May 2007

engaging and lively … unified orchestration of pace and energy …… an enjoyable ‘whyhedunit’


Join Henry Surphlis and Harriet Sweetlove in their frantic escape from the ruthless vengeance of local thug, Leonard Loudon. A thrilling, tragic love story, Henry and Harriet tells of an ordinary man whose life changes for ever in the course of one short hour.

Performed within four shops, each still open and located within the Cathedral Quarter, Kabosh takes the audience on an adventure into Belfast 1912, a world of Home Rule, emigration and that doomed floating cathedral, SS Titanic.

Henry must purchase what he needs for his voyage to the New World, but will he succeed in his mission, and will his sweetheart Harriet, be there to meet him at the Albert Clock at six thirty on a dusky May evening?

“quietly subversive little piece directed with a sharp eye for authentic period detail


“A simple tale of love and greed brought enthusiastically to life by Kabosh’s band of travelling players ..… a charming and memorable way of making history live again


Carlo and the Kabosh Theatre Company have winched my disbelief out of sight……. Doctor Who couldn’t have done better. In a world in which we’re pinioned at the heart of a murderous mechanism of our own devising, pedalling furiously to power-up with the sweat of our brows a delusional virtuality, Henry & Harriet is the real thing.”


Cast & Crew

Directed by Paula McFetridge

Designed by Sabine Dargent

Production supported by Belfast Evening Economy and BCC Tourism Unit.

Photography by John Baucher

Cast: Brigid Erin Bates, Niall Cusack, Jo Donnelly, James Doran, Gordon Fulton, Gerard McCabe and Joe Rea

Poster/Flyer Designed by Three Creative Company

Script published by Lagan Press www.lagan-press.org.uk

“imaginative production …. a delicious entertainment – part thriller, part guided tour, part history lesson – and sure beats the weary realities of a day out shopping