Making the best of it

Patrick McBrearty in the new Tinderbox production, What We're Made Of

NEW from Tinderbox Theatre Company, What We're Made Of comprises three one-act plays that "question who we think we are, challenge what we think we know and celebrate what it means to be alive".

Opening on Thursday September 15 at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast, the Patrick J O'Reilly-directed production stars Nicky Harley, Rhodri Lewis, Patrick McBrearty and Kerri Quinn.

The play comprises History, by Daragh Carville, a collaboration between playwrights from Northern Ireland and Croatia titled Hiatus and a solo performance devised by Patrick J O'Reilly and Hanna Slattne, Hen.

"The style of What We're Made Of will be anarchic and punchy," said O'Reilly.

"It's very much in keeping with the new flavour of Tinderbox – designed to arouse suspicion and pique curiosity.

"The three plays tackle love, loss, gender and survival, and explore how music and images evoke memories and emotions.

"Hiatus started out as a response to the refugee crisis but evolved to become about Europe more generally. It looks at the parallels between two post-conflict societies, and examines the impact on what it's like to leave your own country and arrive in a new one."

What We're Made Of is on nightly at the Crescent Arts Centre until Friday September 23, with matinees on September 17 and 18 at 3pm.

:: Tickets are available from Crescent Arts Centre by phoning 028 9024 2338 or online at


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