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    Emigration the subject of Belfast-Liverpool play

    By admin | October 24, 2006

    Belfast playwright Marie Jones (Stones in his Pockets), and Liverpool playwright Maurice Bessman (Hollyoaks), have teamed up to write a musical play about the experiences of Irish emigrants circa 1969 taking the Liverpool Ferry to find a new life. Theatre company Red Lead Arts notes that it is the first time that playwrights from the two cities have collaborated and “the first time we have had an opportunity to celebrate our ‘connected’ cultures through shared stories of emigration and immigration?.
    The play explores why the characters left Ireland and what happened to them until the present day, and includes reflections, says the company, on “some of the reasons and experiences that still force people to leave Ireland today.? The play is directed by Carol Moore of Red Lead Arts and plays at the Dockers Club in Belfast from October 13 to November 4.

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