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2009 Autumn Arts

Belvoir Players 2009 Autumn Arts Season.

Belvoir Players Amateur Dramatic Society
Press Release — Autumn Theatre

Belvoir Players Studio Theatre which boasts itself as “the only purpose built performing space in Castlereagh” is organising a series of “Friday night Autumn Theatre events” in the intimate atmosphere that is the Studio Theatre.

The season kicks off on September 17th with three performances of Sam Cree’s “Strictly for the Birds” coming home to Belvoir after a Sell Out Summer tour of the Province.

October 8th, 9th & 10th sees Belvoir Players working in conjunction with the Ulster Cancer Foundation in a production of “Unravelling the Ribbon” a new play by Maureen White and Mary Kelly to mark “Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the UCF.

On October 16th & 17th the Studio hosts an Audio Visual Exhibition of the work of the late Richard Mills Jnr a photojournalist with The Times who travelled the Globe on assignments where he captured the “Images of War & Disaster”.

St Agnes Choral Society take the stage on October 23rd in concert with “The Magic of the Musicals” with songs from such shows as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver and many more.

Peter Corry brings his production of the comedy musical “I Love You. You’re Perfect. Now Change” to the theatre on October 30th. Featuring Nuala McKeever this hit show gained rave reviews when it was staged in The Kings Head earlier in the year.

The Nomadic Theatre Company arrive on November 6th with their highly successful touring production of “The Rare Oul Times” giving us a chance to eavesdrop on a conversation between Brendan Beehan and John Kavanagh two cultural giants of 20th century Ireland.

James Huish, Ireland’s King of Swing, brings the Michael Buble Tribute Band to provide a musical feast on November 13th. Music lovers everywhere will want to be at this one.

Castlereagh One Act Drama Festival completes the line up on November 19th 20th & 21st. Featuring up to 9 of the best amateur theatre companies in Northern Ireland this annual event is a real treat for theatregoers.

All shows start at 8pm and seats can be reserved at 90 649835 or 90 491210


Here is the poster the we used to promote the season.

The following images were produced for the brochure to accompany the season and were also used in various forms as print adverts in various publications.




There was coverage of all the shows in various publications but Unravelling the Ribbon produced a lot of interest including the following online sources.

The Big List

http://www.4ni.co.uk/entertainment/news.asp?newsid=52657

24/09/2009

The Plays The Thing!

4ni.co.ukAs part of the Ulster Cancer Foundation’s (UCF) Think Pink! breast cancer awareness campaign, the charity has announced that the play, Unravelling the Ribbon will be performed in Belfast for the first time.
The play, by Irish writers Mary Kelly and Maureen White, is being brought to life by the Belvoir Players Drama Group and will run from Thursday 8th October – Saturday 10th October 2009.
It tells the touching story of three women who come together to help each other cope with the changes that breast cancer brings to their lives and the impact that it has on their families.
The play has three central characters – Rose, Lyndsey and Lola. Rose is a young mother struggling to come to terms with her breast cancer diagnosis.
Lyndsey is her 11-year-old daughter who thinks her life is over because she’s had a fight with her best friend and Lola, who had breast cancer five years ago, is having trouble letting go of her dead husband.
The play is very sensitively directed by Richard Mills, Artistic Director with Belvoir Players who has directed over 100 productions for this ambitious theatre company.
For Barbara Girvin, stage director for the Belvoir Players production, the play mirrors her own experiences when she was diagnosed with breast cancer just last year.
Barbara said: "I can really identify with the play. It is a very honest and sensitively written piece and I can relate so much to both the Rose and Lola characters.
"I shared their fears and worries on initial diagnosis and I love the way the play uses humour – which definitely helped me through some of the bad times like losing my hair.
"I was diagnosed on 11th June 2008 after experiencing a ‘heavy’ feeling at the side of my left breast.
"I just knew that something was wrong so I went to see my GP and after referral to the breast specialist I had a mastectomy followed by six sessions of chemotherapy and 25 sessions of radiotherapy.
"Treatment wasn’t a very pleasant experience and I was constantly worrying about whether or not I would survive," she said.
"I would encourage everyone who has been touched by breast cancer to come and see the play," she continued.
"It gives a very honest account of what women and their families go through when breast cancer is diagnosed.
"A diagnosis of cancer is not the end of the world although it may seem so at the time – there is light at the end of the tunnel."
Tickets for Unravelling the Ribbon are available from Belvoir Players Studio Theatre, 94 Belvoir Drive, Belfast, BT8 7DT, Tel. 028 9049 1210 and cost £8 for adults and £6 concessions.
(BMcC/GK)

 

The Belfast Telegraph Online

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/community-telegraph/entertainment/arts/unravel-the-ribbon-14494916.html

 

CommunityNI (http://www.communityni.org/)

http://www.communityni.org/node/10396

Unravelling the Ribbon – A play

The Ulster Cancer Foundation has brought the play ‘Unravelling the Ribbon’ to Belfast for the first time as part of their Think Pink! Breast cancer awareness campaign.

Event date: 8 October 2009 – 8:00pm – 10 October 2009 – 8:00pm
Cost: Adults £8 Concessions £6

Location: Belvoir Players Studio Theatre, 94 Belvoir Drive, Belfast BT8 7DT

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As part of the Ulster Cancer Foundation’s (UCF) Think
Pink! breast cancer awareness campaign, the charity is delighted to announce that
the play, ‘Unravelling the Ribbon’ will be performed in Belfast for the first time

The play, by Irish writers Mary Kelly and Maureen
White, is being brought to life by the Belvoir Players Drama Group and will run
from Thursday 8th October – Saturday 10th October
2009 from 8pm.  It tells the touching story of
three women who come together to help each other cope with the changes that
breast cancer brings to their lives and the impact that it has on their
families

Tickets for Unravelling the
Ribbon are available from Belvoir Players Studio Theatre, 94 Belvoir Drive, Belfast,
BT8 7DT, Tel. 028
9049 1210 and cost £8 for adults and £6 concessions.

 


29th October 2009

Castlereagh One Act Drama Festival

This is the poster/leaflet used to promote the 2009 Castlereagh One Act Drama Festival.