A new chapter is starting here at The Playhouse. New live broadcasting means we will keep telling incredible stories & delivering arts to our community.
So come play in our new #DigitalPlayhouse
When lockdown began, everything stopped, immediately. Now, the Playhouse is bringing live performance back to the theatre with a new plan and programme of productions and events.
From next month, The Playhouse will begin a programme of live performances inside the theatre that will also be broadcast live, online, across the world via its newly installed live broadcasting infrastructure. So, while the theatre’s 150-seat capacity will shrink to 20 due to social distancing, conversely its audience will now expand greatly too. All performances will be free to all subscribers to the Playhouse’s YouTube channel. And this approach will continue once the restrictions of the pandemic are lifted and the theatre is filled once again; it is the future for the Playhouse.
The world is in turmoil. Machus and Cal thought they were embarking on a youthful odyssey of self- discovery in Derry. With student riots in Paris, the Black Civil Rights Movement in the USA, the Womens Liberation movement kicking off and Queers revolting in New York, how will this impact on them?
As they try to make sense of the surreal world of The Battle of The Bogside, 1969, will they partake or will fate intervene and change everything forever?
By Micheal Kerrigan. Directed by Anne Crilly
This new digital experience will then present six extraordinary of life in Northern Ireland in 1972. The premiere of Anything Can Happen 1972: Voices from the heart of the Troubles by Damian Gorman, will be broadcast live from The Playhouse from 16 September as part of The Playhouse’s PEACE IV Programme’s Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy. The PEACE IV Programme is an EU funded Programme designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the border region. It is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
The Playhouse Theatre & Peacebuilding Academy host an inspiring and thought-provoking arts and peace-building conference in the heart of the city.
The Playhouse’s new season will begin on 28 August with Proud to Be, an innovative new play created in lockdown by the poet and performer Mel Bradley and director Kieran Smyth. Proud to Be explores the diverse experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.