Joyriders returns to West Belfast
An Culturlann, Falls Road, Belfast • 10 – 12 August ’17
One of Belfast’s most iconic plays is set for a revival this August!
Apollo Community Arts have secured the rights to stage a production of Christina Reid’s Joyriders at An Culturlann, Falls Road, Belfast on 10, 11 & 12 August ’17.
Starring a number of local up and coming actors, Joyriders is a comedic, yet deeply moving story about a group of teenagers involved in a Youth Training Programme in West Belfast, 1986.
Misunderstood and misrepresented by everyone around them, these kids are trying their best to get by, when all that surrounds them is violence, economic hardship and unsympathetic ears. The wild and vicious world outside is reflected by their wildness within – but they will need their toughness as they strive for lives beyond what they’re told they can have.
Joyriders explores the lives of teenagers in a volatile environment, and how they build and nurture relationships with one another against the backdrop of 1980s Belfast.
This will be the first time one of Christina Reid’s plays has been performed since her death in 2015. Directed by Robin Elliott and Pauline Carville, Joyriders also includes a number of up and coming actors including Cliodhna Fisher as Maureen, Carly McCullough as Sandra, Matthew Sharpe as Tommy and Sinead Cross as Kate.
Tickets are available from Culturlann, by calling Apollo Community Arts on 02895 434474 or online at www.apolloarts.co.uk