Arts

Social care-inspired play Removed to tour north

Conor O'Donnell as Adam in Removed. Picture by Matt Curry

A NEW play by Belfast-based Prime Cut Productions based on the experiences of young people in Northern Ireland's social care system is set to tour the north.

Written by Fionnuala Kennedy, Removed tells the story of Adam, who has grown up in social care. By turns funny, affecting and hard hitting, this Emma Jordan-directed one-man show enjoyed a sell-out run at the 2019 Young At Art Belfast Children’s Festival and will feature in this year's IPAY showcase in Philadelphia.

Suitable for ages 11 and up, actor Conor O’Donnell will deliver the intimate monologue at The Strand Arts Centre, Belfast (November 6), The Alley in Strabane (November 7), The Braid in Ballymena (November 8) and Down Arts Centre in Downpatrick (November 9).

As part of their outreach and engagement work, Prime Cut will deliver free workshops, smaller performances of the show and post-show discussions exploring what it really means to be ‘in care’, the realities of fostering and many of the other issues explored in the play.

The sessions will run from October 17 to November 6 at various venues, are free and open to everyone.

:: Tickets for Removed are available via individual venues. For details of the Removed workshops visit Tinyurl.com/clanmilremoved or contact Bobbi-Rai@primecutproductions.co.uk

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