The Professor & The Factory
Date of Event: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June.
Start/End time of event: Doors open at 19:30. Event begins at 20:00. Short interval 21:00 – 21:15. Show ends approx. 22:00.
Ticket Price: £12/£10 concession
From national award-winning local playwright, Michael Ievers, and featuring the legendary Ivan Little, comes the true story of a Belfast shirt factory, so transformed by a university professor, that the factory women repeatedly breached the barricades of 1974 to keep the factory going; this is the story of these women.
Belfast in the 1970s – remember the colours, the music, the flares…. the Troubles. This June, the latest play from national award-winning local playwright, Michael Ievers, ‘The Professor and The Factory,’ transports you back to Belfast in the 1970s, and to a moment in time when the ‘weemin’ had their say. Based upon a true story about the fortunes of a failing shirt factory so transformed by the arrival of a professor from Queen’s University that during the Ulster Workers’ Council strike of 1974, that the women of the shirt factory repeatedly breached the barricades to keep the factory going…this is the story of these women.‘The Professor and The Factory’ features Ivan Little, and is then followed by an interview with him about his new book, ‘Reporting The Troubles.’
“For anyone looking for a truly engaging and new experience at the theatre it can’t come recommended enough” / “Marble Productions has put together a cross-disciplinary cavalcade that offers a brand new take on Northern Ireland’s creative scene” (Iain Gary, Country Down Spectator.) About the playwright’s previous work: “It’s a critic’s cliche to say you’ll laugh and you’ll cry, but the cliche’s true for ‘Bobby Savage’s Secret War.” / “The play packs everything from breezy comedy to swing dancing to a suffocatingly intense night time bombing raid deep in enemy territory into its brief runtime.” (Iain Gray, County Down Spectator.) “Combining Northern-Irish colloquialisms and humour, with emotionally-driven moments verging on difficult to watch through their candour, ‘Bobby Savage’s Secret War’ is an extremely moving and memorable short play.”
Age Restrictions: 18+