Jade City may be set in Belfast, but don’t go expecting a play about the Troubles or any other northern Irish cliche. Playwright Alice Malseed talks about her hometown and the characters whose experience of it she captures in Jade City, which transfers to VAULT Festival 6 to 10 February 2019. Time to get booking!
What are your hopes and ambitions? Does becoming a bin man… or rather refuse operator… figure in them? Alice Malseed’s explosive new play explores a toxic male friendship in Belfast. And it’s coming to VAULT Festival next week. Meet mates Monty and Sass in our videos and photos below – and then get booking!
Northern Ireland receives less arts funding than any other area of the country, but artists there are continuing to create outstanding work. View From Here, a company dedicated to amplifying under-represented voices in UK theatre, transfers Jade City, by Belfast writer Alice Malseed, to London next month during this year’s VAULT Festival.
Jules has designed fish-a-grams and explored extensive data from his fishy friends to determine a comet theory. Luring an unexpected young woman to his apartment, the consequences after the comet chaos are not what he expected.
Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s play tries to balance comedy with serious ideas but ends up feeling incoherent in Katherine Nesbitt’s production.