Do you ever feel alone, like really alone, like nobody gets you?


Behind the music, the closed door, inside the mind of a young man, there is a darkness, a heaviness that will not go away. A story about Ryan. You may not know him but you may know someone like him.

Sole Purpose Productions' reputation for engaging theatre audiences in issues that are sometimes uncomfortable and raw continues with this latest production. Promising another challenging performance, the play shines a light on the loneliness of depression and the impact on the family. Performances will be followed by an interactive theatre workshop which will explore issues raised in the play.

Blinkered follows the story of Ryan, a young man trying to cope with everyday life, and his family, who are busily doing the same. Professional representatives working in suicide prevention will be present at each performance. Blinkered is directed by Shauna Kelpie. The cast is made up of Patrick McBrearty, Gemma Walker, Pat Lynch and Cathy Brennan Bradley. The play is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland North South Touring Fund and the ESB Energy for Generations Fund.

This is a must see show, outstanding!!


Outstanding performances! 

North West Regional College

Words cannot describe the impact that Blinkered had on me.

Roosevelt High School, Seattle






Tour dates 2017


Thurs 9th February

The Derry Playhouse 10.30am and 8pm £10/£8


Wed 15th and Thurs 16th February

The Balor Theatre, Ballybofey 11am and 8pm €12/€10/€5


Tues 21st – Fri 24th February

The Lyric Theatre, Belfast 1.30pm and 8pm £12/£10/£8


Wed 1st and Thurs 2nd March

The Alley Theatre, Strabane 10am and 8pm £4


Wed 8th and Thurs 9th March

An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny 11am and 8pm €12/€10/€7


Mon 20th and Tues 21st March

Axis Theatre Ballymun 10.30am and 7.30pm €12/€10/€5


Thurs 23rd March

Hawks Well Theatre Sligo 11am and 8pm €15/€12/€7.50/€5(Matinee)


Wed 29th and Thurs 30th March

Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda 10am and 7pm €7/€6



Patrick McBrearty and Pat Lynch



Patrick McBrearty 



Images by Gav Connolly

Blinkered extract


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Sole Purpose is a company limited by guarantee, registration number NI37481 and is recognised by the Inland Revenue as a charity, reference number NIC100618