The Playhouse presents Bag for Life by Colin Bateman Directed by Kieran Griffiths Tuesday 5th April 2016 to Saturday 9th April 2016 8pm

World Premiere

"What are we to make of the men of violence whose time has been and gone, and who have settled into both civil and civilian life? Is there any reason at all to suppose that their capacity for murder has somehow drained away, or will it always be there, like a lining of grease and fat lurking in their mental plumbing?"

Award winning novelist and screenwriter Colin Batemans second stage play asks the question, can forgiveness overcome the want for revenge in 21st century Northern Ireland?

Commissioned as a legacy project for Derry Londonderry's 2013 UK City of Culture, this powerful and captivating play is laced with the blackest of humour, and received a hugely successful script in hand reading at the Open House Festival in Bangor, 2015.


"a raw, powerful and no-holds-barred journey through the deepest, darkest emotions we have all...Bag for Life will stir the darkest recesses of the Northern Irish soul" Irish News

Tickets £10 (includes development contribution) Preview night offer- all tickets only £5

Performance Extras

Ages 15+


The Derry Legacy Fund is jointly funded by Derry City & Strabane District Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Bag for Life is supported by the Sylvia Waddilove Foundation.

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