MOJO Mickybo

June 17, 2013

By Owen McCafferty Directed by David Grant

Old School House Theatre, Lislea, Wednesday 19th June 8pm.

“This is a glorious, vivid little play full of verbal swagger…Beneath its exuberance lies a real sadness about the blindness of sectarianism and the loss of innocence…Small but lethal”

The Guardian

Lislea Drama Festival Committee are proud to welcome Chatterbox Productions with this play directed by David Grant (Lislea Drama Festival Adjudicator) and featuring Chris Grant (a former member of the Lislea Dramatic Players).

Chatterbox Productions are proud to present Owen McCafferty’s award-winning Mojo Mickybo, directed by David Grant. Touring around Northern Ireland this summer, Mojo Mickybo is a vibrant and fast-paced tale of two boys growing up in Belfast in the early 1970s—one from “up the road” the other from “over the bridge”. Their friendship centres on playing headers, spitting from cinema balconies and re-enacting Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid while blissfully unaware of the sectarian violence brewing around them.

Mojo Mickybo features Seamus O’Hara (6 Degrees) as MICKYBO and Chris Grant (The Man Who & Breathing Water, Chatterbox) as MOJO

History of productions…Chatterbox Productions are a dynamic young company already making their mark on Belfast and beyond. Their breakout performance was in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011 with Seamus Collins’ Please Patricia. Shortly after, their second show, Breathing Water by Raymond Scannell enjoyed much success and was featured on BBC Arts Extra. Now fresh off the back of The Man Who by Seamus Collins which enjoyed sell-out audiences at Pick N Mix Festival 2012, rave reviews at their second Edinburgh Fringe run this summer and a brilliant run at The MAC Belfast Chatterbox are back with Mojo Mickybo.

This is an opportunity for a new generation of theatre-goers to experience one of McCafferty’s most popular and successful plays and a chance for those who saw it first time round to rediscover its continuing relevance today.

Admission £5 Concession  £3 Tickets available at the door. Curtain up 8pm sharp.