“Straight to DVD is a light-hearted interpretation of the much loved, and in some instances hated, Saturday night television. We hope audiences will be entertained from the minute the lights go out, right until the end. We promise you laughs and definitely a few surprises.” (Leonie McDonagh, ponydance Artistic Director)
Straight to DVD is running at the MAC this week (Tuesday 22 to Saturday 26) with tickets available from £12 (£10 concession).
It’s being performed Upstairs at the MAC (that’s how the MAC refers to its 120-seat theatre, as opposed to the 350-seater Downstairs at the MAC). The show is produced by up-and-coming ponydance and commissioned by the MAC as part of its opening season.
Expect comedy sketches, ad breaks and lots of dancing to explore “the highs and lows of reality TV and pop culture” including “synchronised swimming in a paddling pool and a gymnastics floor routine which may require a helping hand from audiences”. Some more background information over on Culture Northern Ireland.