Past Production

A Wee Taste (2011)

Written and produced by Patricia Byrne
Directed by Shauna Kelpie

Performed by

Gemma Walker and Carmel McCallion

Production team

Debbie Caulfield, Alex Wilson, Lenny Nelson, Martin McDonald, Joe Connolly

A Wee Taste, a play on underage drinking, tells the story of Jenni, a 13 year old, who just wants to be like everybody else. Her mother notices a change in Jenni's behaviour but is powerless to do anything about it – however a glass of wine helps. Gradually Jenni is led into a web of deception, lies and trouble, until one evening tragedy strikes.

Using drama to raise issues relating to teenagers is so important. This wasn't teachers banging on about drinking. The play removed the authority label, brought it down to everyone's level, raised the issues and the workshops were absolutely vital to drive the message home in a relaxed way. Absolutely fabulous.

Judith Norris, Head of Drama, Lisneal College.

An outstanding performance which was thoroughly enjoyed by all in the audience. The script and performance struck home with the children in a way that was entertaining, educational and above all believable. Schools need more work of this quality.

Damien Clarke, St Patricks College, Maghera.