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Blackwater Valley Fit-up Festival, 2016


Wed 10th – Sun 14th February – 8pm

Those You Pass On The Street

Kabosh Theatre presents:

Those You Pass On The Street

Written by: Laurence McKeown
Directed by: Paula McFetridge
Performed by: Vincent Higgins, Paula McFetridge, Carol Moore & Gerard Jordan

Those You Pass On The Street is a hard hitting play that explores the legacy of the conflict in Ireland. When Elizabeth, an RUC widow, walks into a Sinn Fein office seeking assistance with anti-social behaviour in her area, she sparks up a friendship with community officer Frank. This developing friendship challenges their personal preconceptions and beliefs as well as their family and political loyalties.

Having toured to audiences throughout Ireland the play successfully contrasts political positioning with individual’s needs, challenging the view that any mechanism for dealing with the past is simply about ‘whose side gets what’.

Each performance will be followed by a post-show discussion.

Audience Quotes:

“The most moving experience I have ever felt; this piece of work will allow us to deal with the past.”

“Made me think about how far we have come, and how much hope there is for the future.”

“Found the performance of the actors was polished; the post-play discussion was excellent. I was impressed with openness and further insight which came out”

Running Time: 100 mins [50 minute performance, 10 minute interval, 40 minute post-show discussion.]

Age suitability: 14+ Slight instances of strong language, deals with adult themes.

Dates & Venues:

Wednesday 10th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
KGK Community Hall, Knockanore

Thursday 11th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
Community Hall, Ballyduff

Friday 12th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
Community Centre, Castlelyons

Saturday 13th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

Sunday 14th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
Palace Theatre, Fermoy

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Laurence McKeown has numerous renowned writing credits to his name including Two Roads West, Winnie & William, A Cold House, Laughter of Our Children and H3.


Vincent Higgins’ most recent theatre credits include Shibboleth (Peacock Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival 2015), Lally the Scut (Tinderbox Theatre Company at the MAC, Belfast), The Septic Tiger (Rawlife at the Grand Opera House, Belfast) and Hold Your Tongue, Hold Your Dead (Global Arts Corps, Boston).

Paula McFetridge has been Artistic Director of Kabosh since 2006, her recent performance credits include The Weir (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), The Projectionist (Out of Orbit Films) and Five Minutes of Heaven (BBC NI).

Carol Moore was co-founder and co-artistic director of Charabanc Theatre Company. An experienced actress, director and producer her recent performance credits include Can’t Forget About You (Lyric Theatre Belfast and Tron, Glasgow), Lally the Scut (Tinderbox Theatre Company, the MAC), Shrieking Sisters (NI Tour), Pentecost and Macbeth (Lyric Theatre, Belfast).

Gerard Jordan has featured extensively in film and television over the past few years including Shooting for Socrates, Game of Thrones, The Fall, 71, Fifty Dead Men Walking and Five Minutes of Heaven. He has just completed a NI tour with the new Christmas comedy sketch show Em 2 Balloons.