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The West Awakes

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Laurence McKeown  Jimmy McAleavey  Kieron Magee  Rosaleen Walsh (2) 

  • Author Notes

    Commissioned by Kabosh.

  • Setting

    The Falls Road, West Belfast in the 19th century, the early 20th century, the 1970s and the present day (2010).

  • Synopsis

    A walking tour through the history of West Belfast, incorporating five short dramatic performances set in five different historical periods at five different locations along the way.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    1

  • Cast Notes

    Each actor played multiple roles

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    07 April 2010

  • Production Notes

    Produced in partnership with Fáilte Feirste Thair, Coiste and Taxi Trax.

  • Producer

    Produced by Kabosh

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in promenade along the Falls Road, starting at St. Comgall’s School, and taking in Conway Mill, An Culturlann, Miltown Cemetery and the City Cemetery.

Original Cast  
Performer Gerard Jordan
Performer Antoinette Morelli
Production Team  
Director Paula McFetridge
Producer Hugh Odling-Smee
Costume Designer Rosie Moore

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Kabosh

  • Address

    Imperial Buildings, 72 High Street
    Belfast BT1 2BE
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9024 3343

  • Email

    info@kabosh.net

  • Website

    www.kabosh.net

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Kabosh

  • Address

    Imperial Buildings, 72 High Street
    Belfast BT1 2BE
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9024 3343

  • Email

    info@kabosh.net

  • Website

    www.kabosh.net

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from promotional material and press cuttings.