How To Bury A Dead Mule nominated for UK Theatre Award

Richard Clements as his grandfather, Norman, in How to Bury a Dead Mule
David Roy

HOW To Bury A Dead Mule has been nominated for Best New Play at the UK Theatre Awards.

Written and performed by Bangor-born Richard Clements and directed by Belfast talent Matthew McElhinney, the one man show inspired by the life of Clements' grandfather recently finished its run at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.

Organised by performing arts organisation UK Theatre, the UK Theatre Awards honour and celebrate the achievements of members from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, recognising the contributions actors, writers, directors and crew make to the industry. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at London's Guildhall on October 23.

"I am delighted that How To Bury A Dead Mule has been nominated for Best New Play at The UK Theatre Awards," says Richard Clements.

"It has been a whirlwind year and a half, writing in lockdown and then developing it with Matthew McElhinney, bringing in a top creative team and seeing how audiences at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, have responded to what is, at heart, a deeply personal, and yet universal account of war and its impact on family.

"There are so many people to thank, but for now, this is for my Grandfather."

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