Field Day Lecture a great success!

Posted on: 5th October 2010

The highly acclaimed Field Day Theatre Company held a unique Key Note Lecture on their work at The Playhouse this week.

In the special one off event celebrated poet, critic, novelist and member of Field Day Theatre Company's board of directors Seamus Deane presented the Lecture, entitled ‘Second Time As Farce- A Review of the Work of Field Day' on Saturday, October 2.

The lecture was brought to the Playhouse in association with local community development organization the Holywell Trust, and was followed by a very stimulating question and answer session with Seamus Deane and co-founder of Field Day, actor Stephen Rea.

The Playhouse Theatre was delighted to have its patrons use the newly regenerated Playhouse building as a platform for their work, Playhouse founding director Pauline Ross said.

"Field Day Theatre Company was a world clsss theatre company, making theatre to be premiered here, making this city at the centre. And this was a city in a war, a city without a theatre" she said.

"Field Day Theatre Company was established in 1980 by playwright Brian Friel and actor Stephen Rea and their work was crucial, because what started out as desire to make local theatre available to a popular audience grew into a much larger political and cultural project.

"We are so delighted to be able to examine the important work they did in such a very special event."



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