Theatre double bill to address topical issues at Roscommon Arts Centre

Belfast based theatre company, Prime Cut Productions, bring their critically acclaimed theatre double bill featuring Fintan Brady’s ‘East Belfast Boy’ and John Patrick Higgins’ ‘Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful’ to the Roscommon Arts Centre stage on Friday, February 1, at 8pm.

Following on from the overwhelming success of Prime Cut Productions of RED which received four awards at the 2018 Irish Times Theatre Awards, including ‘Best Production’, ‘Best Direction’, ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Set Design’, this double bill explores the complexities of male mental health in contrasting performative styles.


Meet Davy. The things he sees. His streets. His mates. His girl and…the boys. With pumping techno, pulverising movements and street sharp poetry, East Belfast Boy is a rollercoaster ride and a cliche-free zone. Written by Fintan Brady, East Belfast Boy is a thrilling spoken word show by Ryan McParland and set to an original soundtrack by internationally acclaimed DJ Phil Kieran with choreography by award-wining dancer, Oona Doherty.


Malachy has made a decision, perhaps for the first time in his life. Tonight is the night.

He has six bottles of wine, a bucket of chicken and he wants to talk about it. He really wants to talk about it. Poignant and confessional Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful is also desperately funny. Funny to the bone. Written by John Patrick Higgins Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful is a heartbreakingly funny and powerful story about Malachy, a man facing an epic mid-life crisis starring Simon O’Gorman and di-rected by Rhiann Jeffrey.


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