Marie Jones (1)
A programme note for the original production states that this play is based on documentary material which accumulated in stages. Jim McConville wrote his memories of the 1941 Belfast Blitz; these were written up by historian and teacher Jonathan Bardon and Henry Bell into a documentary entertainment for students. In turn, playwright Marie Jones completed 'what began as an ad hoc documentary into a polished and tautly written dramatic piece' for performance by actors.
A play for 14-18 year olds exploring the history of Belfast city.
Mugger and Moocher want to play football on waste space. Mrs. Mugger calls that space her street. Bit by bit, as she unravels its story, Mugger and Moocher come to realise that where they are standing is part of them, and that they are part of the history of their community. Under Napoleon's Nose touches on many historical themes from industry and population growth to poverty, sectarianism and the two World Wars, and in so doing brings the history of Belfast to life.
Theatre for Young Audiences
All cast members play a range of characters.
03 October 1988
Produced by Replay Theatre Company
This play was first performed at Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch, as part of a tour to schools and venues.
Ben Hall, Curtis Brown
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by Replay Productions from information contained in the company files.