Sole Purpose Productions presents Samara's Shop by Patricia Byrne and workshop participants Thursday 23rd September 2021 to Saturday 25th September 2021 8pm

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This show was broadcast live on Thursday 23rd September. Click here or the button above to watch back online until 30th September.




The links between Ireland and the Middle East are closer than we realise.

In Samara's Shop in Derry, Youssef works to welcome, support and encourage newly settled Syrian refugees.

But what happens, when the remnants of Ireland's turbulent past begins to reveal itself? When Muireann, a shadow of an Ireland gone by shares her story of famine, migration, war and discrimination, an undeniable shared heritage is unearthed, opening our eyes to an incredible connection between two worlds.

The play will be performed by Julie-Yara Atz, Karim Motaz, Baraa Halabieh, Sean Donegan and Cara Park, with an original music score composed by Marty Coyle, Nikos Petrakos and Paul Cutliffe.

Sole Purpose is core funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, this project is funded by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland Community Arts Grant.


In theatre Tickets- 2 Person Bubble £24/ 4 Person Bubble £48- SOLD OUT

Online Tickets £10 (available until 30th September)



Tickets £12/ £10

Performance Extras

Technical information about watching our shows online

How does it work?

A streaming link and password will be sent as an attachment by email to watch this show. If you haven’t received this email (The subject line will be ‘Your tickets are ready’) before the performance or event, first check your junk folders, then contact us at Please be sure to check your junk folder first.

How many tickets do I need to book?
For all of our online events you only need to book once per household - you and your household can watch on as many devices as you wish. However we would ask that you consider how many members of your household might want to watch together and, if you are able to, add a donation to your purchase to support us in this difficult time.

Please be aware that our system does not support 'gifting' theatre tickets to friends just yet (we will soon!). In the meantime, please consider making sure households book separately so streaming link and passwords are sent to each correct household via separate emails.

What about watching back?
If you have purchased a stream and keep or a donation ticket a separate code will be sent to you by email after the show so you can also watch the performance back on demand for 7 days. Please note, shows are unavailable for approx two hours after live broadcast while it is being transcoded. We appreciate your patience during that time.

Can I pause or rewind the live event?

Watching our events live online is like watching a theatre performance in person, so you won’t be able to rewind a live stream broadcast if you arrive late. If you choose to pause, when playing is resumed you will automatically skip ahead to the current moment in the performance (rather than from the point you paused). 
If you have booked to watch back, once the live event has finished and the recording has been processed you will be able to catch up and watch the performance again with the options to pause and rewind.

Who can I talk to if I'm having trouble?

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