Friendship the central theme as ‘Mojo Mickybo’ to perform at Dean Crowe Theatre & Arts Centre

Owen McCafferty’s play 'Mojo Mickybo' will perform on stage in the surrounds of the Dean Crowe Theatre on Saturday, March 19, curtain up at 8pm.

The play is about a friendship between two boys growing up in Belfast – a friendship that at first is immune to the sectarian violence taking place around them, but which nonetheless is ultimately destroyed by it.

Set in Belfast over the summer of 1970, Mojo and his mate Mickybo are two nine-year-old boys from opposing sides of the sectarian divide. They are ‘thick as two small thieves’, playing headers, being mouthy, building huts, and spitting from cinema balconies.

The action is played as theatrical flashback, often inhabiting a world of fantasy, such as re-enacting their favourite film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The two performers constantly slip in and out of roles and imaginary worlds, with the violence of The Troubles only obliquely impacting on them – until finally their friendship is destroyed in a way that they only later come to understand.

This is pure storytelling with Bruiser’s dynamic physicality, providing an opportunity for a new generation of theatre-goers to experience Belfast’s most treasured, living playwright, and to consider that Mojo and Mickybo represent the division of a benighted country that has spent a century at war with itself.

The play contains strong language.

Tickets, proced €22, can be purchased online at or by calling the theatre box office on 090 6492129.


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