Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Boat Factory heads to Brussels and then Edinburgh

From Belfast to Edinburgh via Brussels. Dan Gordon’s play The Boat Factory is being performed in far off shores this summer.

From Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 June, Dan and fellow actor Michael Condron will be climbing the scaffolding and bring the Belfast shipyard to audiences in the prestigious Bozar Theatre’s Studio in Brussels. Tickets available.

The play is in Belgium as part of Brussels Platform, a ten month arts programme run by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s and the Northern Ireland Executive’s Office in Brussels. Since September 2011, writers, dancers, musicians and artists of all kinds have been showcased at monthly events.

And later in the summer, the play is running in the Edinburgh Fringe, with daily shows at 6.30pm from Thursday 2 to Sunday 26 August (except Tuesday 14) in the Hill Street Theatre. Tickets available from the Fringe website.

It's great to see a local play doing well and getting a chance to tell a positive story of Belfast to audiences further afield. The video below is from the première in Belfast back in October 2010:

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