Our Production History

 
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This tour was kindly funded by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

This tour was kindly funded by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

31 Hours: 7th Aug- 16th Aug 2019

“Man. Up. Man-Up.
Literally, what do you mean?
Is this how I walk as a man, or stand? Or do I do it like this?
Please fucking tell me what that instruction means!”

Every 31 hours someone takes their own life by jumping in front of a train, they are ten times more likely to be a man.
“31 Hours” is the story of four men who clean up after rail suicides. It is a story of four men at work. Four men at home. Four men dealing with their own lives. Their own problems. Dealing with them in their own way. On their own. Silently. It is a story of four men failing to talk.

CAST
John: Richard McFerran
Doug: Jonny Everett
Neil: Matthew Blaney
Ste: Rob Crawford

CREW
Director: Nuala Donnelly
Stage Manager: Emily Lamey
Production Assistant: Megan McGarry
Writer: Kieran Knowles

REVIEWS
Alan in Belfast:
https://alaninbelfast.blogspot.com/2019/08/31-hours-tackling-masculinity-and.html?fbclid=IwAR1IQhGhynFO0uDkW7tE1UWxUb_NR0y2CS23fKeeOORvb1_pIqtDsWKbz6U
Pastie Bap: http://pastiebap.com/theatre/theatre-review-31-hours-pintsized-productions/?fbclid=IwAR1pzIXjSIQoUCvVzzQYQ9AW0KGQ3uiL_x0WiC6FGDr79xCCbDjvq57iT_s

 
 
 
This tour was kindly funded by the ARCS, Department of Justice.

This tour was kindly funded by the ARCS, Department of Justice.

Wasted: 24th Feb-27th March 2019

I don’t…em…well…yeah we were both pretty wasted…it wasn’t the best sex just drunken fumbling more than anything, but I didn’t hear her say no…she wasn’t…like I didn’t…we…it was a mutual thing…I didn’t hurt her…”

Join Oli, Emma and their friends on a night out drinking, dancing, flirting and clubbing. The morning after the night before ensues and any events can only be remembered through the blurry haze of a dubious hangover.

CAST
Emma: Shannon Wilkinson
Oli: Thomas Martin

Director: Nuala Donnelly
Writer: Kat Woods

REVIEWS
Pastie Bap: https://pastiebap.com/theatre/review-wasted-pintsized-productions/
Rose McClelland: http://rosiesrag.blogspot.com/2019/02/wasted-by-pintsized-productions.html

Thanks to funding from the Department of Justice we were able to bring Wasted back for a return tour, travelling to schools, community centres and women’s groups for 10 performances.

 
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Private Peaceful: 29th Nov-2nd Dec 2018

"I've had nearly eighteen years of yesterdays and tomorrows, and tonight I must remember as many of them as I can."

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.

CAST
PVT Tommo Peaceful: Jake Douglas

Director: Nuala Donnelly
Writer: Simon Reade

 
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This tour was kindly funded by the Arts Council NI

This tour was kindly funded by the Arts Council NI

Wasted:10th-17th Nov 2018

"Let me just my head around this... If we cut out all that fucking legal jargon...basically... Well em...basically I'm fucked. Because, capacity to consent can change at any time and because this consent can change, it makes it impossible to be innocent when this accusation occurs...”

Join Oli, Emma and their friends on a night out drinking, dancing, flirting and clubbing. The morning after the night before ensues and any events can only be remembered through the blurry haze of a dubious hangover.

CAST
Emma: Shannon Wilkinson
Oli: Thomas Martin

Director: Nuala Donnelly
Writer: Kat Woods

REVIEWS
Alan in Belfast: http://alaninbelfast.blogspot.com/2018/11/wasted-stark-powerful-and-timely-play.html

 
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Bold, Ballsy Belfast: 29th Sept 2018

"Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, we left behind 2017 that was the mourning after the year before...Bright eyed and bushy tailed, bold, ballsy Belfast stepped into 2018. And what a year it's been so far, mental, hectic, deadly...grand."

As part of Accident Theatre’s 15 Minute Festival Bold, Ballsy Belfast was a spoken word satirical commentary on events past and present on the island of Ireland. Addressing the lack of a government, the Repeal the 8th Vote, the Rugby Rape Trial, and Brexit, to name but a few, this monologue confronted social and policitical issues head on in a quick witted slam poetry style.

CAST
Patrick Quinn

Director: Nuala Donnelly
Writer: Nuala Donnelly

 
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This tour was kindly funded by the Arts Council NI

This tour was kindly funded by the Arts Council NI

Women Troubles: 12th-27th May 2018

A hilarious look at three young women trying to make it in the toughest industry in the world, the Arts. It is a story about growing up female from age 13-30, exploring first love, first heartache, GCSEs, unplanned pregnancy, sexual harrassment, deciding to be an actor, going to drama school, and everything else in between.

CAST
Siobhan Kelly
Clare McMahon
Maria Quinn

Director: Benjamin Gould
Stage Manager: Gerard McCabe
ASM: Nuala Donnelly

This was a joint venture with the Female Theatre Collective Theatre Company.

 
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A Cock & Bull Story: 15th-16th Nov 2017

Travis is an up-and-coming amateur boxer on the verge of the big time. Jacko is his coach, mentor, and best friend. As they prepare for the big fight that will take them from nowhere to the somewhere of unlimited booze and women, it comes out that Travis experiences sexual arousal in the ring, a fact disturbing to homophobic Jacko.

CAST
Jacko: Daniel Kelly
Travis: Conor Doran

Director: Terence Keeley
Writer: Richard Crowe & Richard Zajdlic
Producer: Gerard Mc Cabe

 
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This tour was kindly funded by the Arts Council NI

This tour was kindly funded by the Arts Council NI

Pintsized Surprise: After the End 12th-27th August 2016

“I think the biggest threat isn’t from what people do to you, it’s from what you do to yourself.”

This claustrophobic two-hander is about Louise, a popular young office worker, who wakes to find herself in an underground fallout shelter. Mark, a colleague from the reprographic department, explain s he has rescued her from the carnage created by a suitcase bomb. Luckily, he never got rid of the old shelter in his garden. Luckily, he kept it stocked with food.

CAST
Mark: Patrick Mc Brearty
Louise: Siobhan Kelly

Director:
Writer: Dennis Kelly

 
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This tour was kindly funded by the Arts Council NI

This tour was kindly funded by the Arts Council NI

Girls & Dolls: 8th-28th Aug 2015

Emma and Clare were childhood friends. Now, they obsessively replay the events and incidents of their youth: the tree house they sheltered in, the two elderly sisters they ran errands for, the cornershop man they stole from, the film they went back to time and time again. But Clare becomes obsessed with a new arrival on the street- an attractive young woman with a baby, but apparently no man. Then, when the man turns up, Clare becomes dangerously jealous and wreaks a dreadful revenge on the innocent couple.

CAST:
Clare: Mary McGurk
Emma: Ruby Campbell

Director:
Writer: Lisa McGee

 

Bar & Ger: Aug 2014

This is the tender, simple story of the relationship between a sister and her younger brother, described in realistic and down to earth language. Episodic flashes of dialogue through the years are linked by the sister’s narrative.

CAST
Bar: Louise Parker
Ger: Conor Doran

Director:
Writer: Geraldine Aron

 
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That Moment: 19th-21st March 2014

CAST
Rea Johnston

Director: Hannah Joss
Writer: Dougie Blaxland

 
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Departure Lounge: Oct 2013

A musical about four lads stuck in Malaga Airport departure lounge awaiting a delayed flight on the way back from a drunken after A/Level holiday.

CAST
Adam Dougal
Darren Franklin
Gavin Peden
Gerard Kelly
Katherine Rutherford

Director:
Writer: Dougal Irvine

 

PVT Wars: Oct 2012

Dealing with three Vietnam veterans recuperating in an Army hospital, this play is both compassionate and funny whilst remaining uncompromisingly honest. The three GIs while away their time on the terrace of the hospital. Comprised of a series of brief scenes, the play creates a meaningful mosaic as the three men tease, torment, entertain, exasperate and, on occasion, console each other.

CAST
Marty McCann
Chris Robinson
Terry Keeley

Director: Terence Keeley
Writer: James McLure

 
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Herons: 12th-16th Aug 2012

“You come down this way, everyday. At, at the same time everyday. Exact same time. And you stop.”

Herons is the disturbing and moving story of 14yr old Billy, whose life has been made a misery by his father’s actions. As the teenagers that surround him on the estate step up their campaign of bullying, the play escalates to a violent climax.

CAST
Aidan Davidson
Domhnall Herdman
Siobhan Kelly
Anthony Boyle
Chris Mohan
John Travers
Darren Franklin
Jimmy Doran
Gerard McCabe
Nathaniel Armstrong

Director:
Writer: Simon Stephens

REVIEWS
http://www.culturenorthernireland.org/features/performing-arts/pintsized-productions-herons

 

Teechers: March 2011 & Oct 2010

Three school leavers, Salty, Hobby and Gail Saunders perform to an audience an account of their time in secondary school, specifically their time with Mr Jeff Nixon, the new drama teacher who ignites their passion for the stage with his idealism and belief that all children should be treated equally.

CAST
Darren Franklin
Debra Hill
Mary McGurk

Director: Gerard McCabe
Writer: John Godber

 

A Cock & Bull Story: Oct 2009

Travis is an up-and-coming amateur boxer on the verge of the big time. Jacko is his coach, mentor, and best friend. As they prepare for the big fight that will take them from nowhere to the somewhere of unlimited booze and women, it comes out that Travis experiences sexual arousal in the ring, a fact disturbing to homophobic Jacko.

CAST
Rhys Dunlop
Aaron Gordon

Director: Gerard McCabe
Writer: Richard Crowe & Richard Zajdlic

 

Bar & Ger: Oct 2009

This is the tender, simple story of the relationship between a sister and her younger brother, described in realistic and down to earth language. Episodic flashes of dialogue through the years are linked by the sister’s narrative.

CAST
Bar: Cheryl O’Dwyer
Ger: Philip Rafferty

Director: Gerard McCabe
Writer: Geraldine Aron

 
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TWO: May 2008

Two presents a microcosm of working-classlife in a Northern local in the 80s; a place of failed aspirations and unfulfilled lives.Its two characters, the landlord and landlady, interlace a variety of characters each affected by another specific character, whether we witness both or not. All life is present in this pub; it is the heart of the communities, its where people celebrate and mourn and throughout this play we are confronted unflichingly at it’s weaknesses and darkness as well as its heart and many spirits!

CAST
Landlady: Bronagh Waugh
Landlord: Gerard McCabe

Director: Gerard McCabe
Stage Manager: Emma McCabe
Writer: Jim Cartwright