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Dancehall Sweethearts


Presented by Company of Ten

11th August 7.30pm
12th August 9.15pm
13th August 5pm

By Mial Pagan

Is there a moment in your life you wish you could revisit to stop or change an event? For music loving teenager Donal his moment is the second before he pulls a trigger on a cold winter’s night in Belfast, propelling himself and his family into a nightmare of silence and despair.

Dancehall Sweethearts is set against the background of the sectarian civil war which tore Northern Ireland apart in the 1970s and 80s. This hard hitting yet humane drama looks at how such a conflict can draw in the unwilling, transforming their lives and the lives of their friends and enemies.

Writer: Mial Pagan
Mial Pagan’s previous plays include Other People’s Lives, The Old Fighting Cocks and National Trust. He is the author of the Dermot O’Hara detective series and Eat More Bloody Meat, a satire set in the world of advertising.

Director: Jo Emery
Jo Emery is an actor and director from St Albans. Her directing credits include: Waiting for Godot, The Lesson, No Exit, The Weir, Art.

Company of Ten
The Company of Ten is the resident company of the Abbey Theatre and St Albans’ oldest and most prestigious theatrical group

£12 (£10 concessions)