Always looking for something a bit different to do, I ended up coming across this little intimate gem of a find. Its a local production in the Templemore Baths in east Belfast by Prime Cut Productions and its definitely an up close and personal production with an audience of 3!
From Monday 7th May, the Templemore Baths opens for a limited number of exclusive performances of, The Baths, and yes with an audience of 3 it’s intimate. The audience members will move around the building to watch a variety of performance types including one-to-one theatre, movement and dance pieces, soundscapes and visual installations which will all tell tales of the Baths today and 100 years ago in 1912.
If you don’t know anything about Templemore Baths, heres the history bit:
‘Templemore Baths was at the centre of life for most people in east Belfast in the early 1900s. Back then few homes had bathing facilities and when the baths were originally opened in 1893 they were one of four in the city to fulfil a hygienic and sanitary purpose for the Belfast people. Men from the Shipyard, including those who worked on the Titanic, were joined by Dock and Mill workers on a Friday evening for a wash before heading to the dance halls in the city centre. As a result, the Baths were arguably key in helping to turn Belfast into the thriving industrial hub it became in the 19th and 20th centuries.The Baths also fulfilled a recreational need in the area when they were opened with the introduction of 2 large heated swimming pools which became a past time attraction for local people of all ages.’
So if that has intrigued you, tickets to The Baths are priced at £5 and are extremely limited. For more information on the production visit www.primecutproductions.co.uk To purchase tickets call the MAC box office on 028 9023 5053.
What do you think? It’s definitely different, and maybe even worth trying out. Why not check out their Facebook page for more info as well.