Accidental Theatre, one of Belfast’s most exciting and adventurous young theatre companies are to make their first appearance in the Belfast Festival with a hilarious black comedy musical about death and intolerance by writer Dave Kinghan.
An irreverent, entertaining and brilliantly original play, DEATH (on a shoe string), was first presented to Belfast theatre goers by Accidental Theatre in the 2009 Pick ‘n’ Mix Festival, where they were the only production to sell out. It will open at the Grand Opera House on 24th October for a five-night run, as part of the 50th Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queens.
Bizarre, outrageous and full of Dave Kinghan’s trademark black humour, DEATH (on a shoestring) follows the diabolical journey of Cecilia Malarkey MBE, head of a political correctness watchdog. After her death, Cecilia, played by Róisín Magee, is accidentally allowed into Heaven, where she is disgusted by the lack of politically correct behaviour. Outraged by the religious discrimination that would deny non-Christians entry into Paradise, Malarkey sets about overhauling the celestial values system. But as it becomes more politically correct, Heaven seems decidedly less heavenly and soon angels and demons are working together to get the afterlife back in order and Cecilia out!
DEATH (on a shoestring) will be at Baby Grand Theatre, Grand Opera House Belfast 23 – 27 October. Tickets from £8.00 at www.goh.co.uk or by calling 028 9024 1919