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.
North West Regional College
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
Images by Gav Connolly