Blinkered comes to An Grianán on Wed 8 and Thurs 9 March.
Sole Purpose Productions’ Blinkered opened on Thursday 9th Feb in Derry’s Playhouse receiving standing ovations at both matinee and evening performances. Audience’s commented:
“Absolutely outstanding performance of a very important play”
“Went tonight to see Blinkered with friends, there are no words to describe it. Amazing is all I can think of now.”
Audience members who stayed for the post show workshop commented:
“The idea of the audience setting the scene was great”
“Innovative, interactive – fantastic chance for audience to have input”
“I learned that it really is ok not to be ok, make the call…”
Local actor Patrick McBrearty takes the central role of Ryan. Patrick will be familiar to An Grianán audiences from roles in plays such as Frank Pig Says Hello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Starring alongside him are Gemma Walker, Pat Lynch and Cathy Brennan Bradley. Written by Patricia Byrne and directed by Shauna Kelpie, Blinkered follows the story of Ryan, a young man trying to cope with everyday life, and his family, who are busily doing the same. Promising another challenging performance, the play shines a light on the loneliness of depression and its impact on families. Professional representatives working in suicide prevention will be present at each performance.
Recommended ages 16+. Find out more about the show here.