A night with the Huzzies

20121025-233628.jpgHuzzies is a new play by Stacey Gregg, with original music by Katie Richardson (Katie and the Carnival), and will be showing in The Mac until 3rd November.

Since The Mac opened earlier this year, local theatre has been given a new lease of life with two great new performance spaces in the Cathedral Quarter.

This time we were in The Mac to see Huzzies, a Tinderbox production, with Kerri Quinn, Cat Barter, John Shayegh and Doireann McKenna. We last saw Kerri in the superb Titanic Boys at the Grand Opera House, so we had high hopes….and believe me, we weren’t let down.

From the minute the four actors walked on stage, we knew this was going to be good. I think
I spent the first half hour with a permanent grin on my face as good old Belfast humour was in full flow. The craic was mighty as the script took us on a journey through the lives of each band member. You could nearly imagine Huzzies was a real band.

As the band struggled to make their mark, cracks began to appear, and the former banter turned to a dark, deep and emotional journey. Their lives took some unexpected turns and their friendships developed and changed as their story unfolded.

Katie’s music throughout was just a treat, and having never seen Katie and the Carnival perform, they are on my to do list, now more than ever.

Huzzies in The Mac..plain and simple, loved the writing, loved the acting, loved the music, you must see it.

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