Maggie Muff, Belfast’s favourite tart with a heart, is back and she’s bound for the Grand Opera House with a sequel to the hugely successful 50 Shades of Red, White and Blue. Dirty Dancin’ in le Shebeen opens at the Grand Opera House and runs from 7 to 22 April.
Dirty Dancin’ in le Shebeen is the brain child of Leesa Harker, and once again Caroline Curran will play the role of Maggie Muff.
Having recently set up her own production company, Red Brick Road Productions, Leesa Harker has teamed up with Andrea Montgomery who will direct Dirty Dancin in le Shebeen throughout its Northern Ireland tour.
Leesa Harker commented “Now that Maggie Muff has been all over the world with my first play, I’m so excited to be bringing her back home to Belfast where it all began.
“I realised quite quickly after 50 Shades of Red, White and Blue that a high percentage of the audience had never been to the theatre before seeing my play. I asked people why they were ‘theatre virgins’ and got responses such as ‘theatre is not for the working–class’ and ‘it’s all one-sided political plays’ and ‘there’s nothing for young people’. I realised I had the potential to make theatre more accessible to those people who felt excluded and so, I decided to set up my own production company.”
Dirty Dancin’ in le Shebeen will be the first big project for Red Brick Road Productions Ltd, set up by Leesa in 2013. With an all female team in Leesa as writer and producer, Belfast actress Caroline Curran, who wowed audiences and critics alike as the original Maggie and Andrea Montgomery as director, this latest play is shaping up to be another huge success.
Leesa added: “I have the ultimate female dream-team working on this play and we are a new tour de force for comedy in Northern Ireland. Dirty Dancin in le Shebeen is recommended for adults only – young, old and all those in between: males, females and those not quite sure- Prods, Greeners, Buddhists and Hare Krishna’s. Sense of humour and a love for all things ‘Norn Iron’ are a must!”
Mon 7 – Tues 22 April
|Mon – Thurs||7.30pm|
|Fri 11 and Sat 12||5.00pm & 8.30pm|
Sun 20 and Mon 21
2.30pm & 7.30pm
£14.50 – £30.50*
*Additional booking fee of £1.25 applies per ticket.