When: 8th – 27th April 2014, Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 6pm
Where: White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ
£: Tickets cost £14 (concessions £10). For tickets phone the box office on 0844 8700 887 or visit www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
What is it?
King’s Fool Productions present a double bill of new writing by James McAnespy at the White Bear Theatre in London. Upcoming playwright James McAnespy’s comedy double bill, Sitting Up for Michael and C.L.G. brings the uniquely Irish situations of the contemporary wake house and the intensity of local GAA rivalries to the stage.
Two members of rival GAA clubs have been locked in a room until they can decide on a neutral venue for their upcoming match. It’ll be the first time the two teams will have met for nine years, and some old scores have been long to heal. Will the dastardly Sam trick his way to getting the venue he wants, or can the put-upon Lory hold fast? They’d need to hurry up though; Fair City will be on soon.
Sitting Up For Michael
Michael’s Died. Who’s going to do the readings? Why did he only get twenty Mass Cards? The family and friends of Michael Montague gather for the sit up on the eve of his funeral. Brian, Michael’s stubborn son, bickers relentlessly with his sister Frieda who has just come down from Belfast and starts ruling the roost as usual. Their neighbour Doris offers her support and a pot of tea. Young Rory, who reaches for a drink a little too readily, is there to see Joe. Joe is coming down on the University bus, with a girl he just met, but she’s got more to hide than she’s letting on.
These bittersweet comedies are about the tensions that arise when the truth comes to the surface, especially when emotions are already high and liberated by drink. Through this prism, the play explores themes of family, bereavement, youth unemployment, bullying and many other aspects of 21st century life in Ireland.
More info: www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk